Last year, more than 16,000 people were injured in car accidents on Nebraska roads. You may experience bumps and bruises after collision and wonder whether it’s even worth it to seek the treatment of medical professionals. The fact is, it’s critical to obtain treatment as soon as possible.
Neck and back pain can often take days to set it, and damage is already done. Gradual onset of neck and back symptoms is a recognized medical fact. Injury symptoms caused by motor vehicle collisions can help doctors and physicians diagnose the underlying injury. That is important because injuries arising from auto wrecks are varied.
“The more time that goes by without medical attention following a motorcycle or automobile accident, the less likely it is that you’ll be able to allege your injuries were caused by the accident. Delay in medical treatment hurts your chances of receiving fair compensation,” said Omaha accident attorney Richard Rensch, who practices law with his son, Sean Rensch in their law practice where they have more than 40 years combined service.
Rensch and Rensch Law has represented hundreds of clients injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents in Nebraska and Iowa. From experience, they know that if a person is injured in a car crash and they don’t seek medical treatment, they will have no legal case.
“You may break your back in a personal injury accident, but you can’t tell that to a jury unless there’s a medical record and a doctor is able talk about it,” said Sean Rensch. He said this is an issue of even greater importance when injured motorists don’t have health insurance. Strategies do exist, he added, that can help secure payment of medical bills – even for motorists who are not covered by health insurance at the time of the motor vehicle accident. Experienced personal injury lawyers have a wealth of information to deal with a multitude of adverse situations.
In addition, if you have health insurance and you’re injured in a motor vehicle crash that’s not your fault, it’s still important to seek treatment using your own medical insurance or the medical payment coverage of your own automobile insurance policy. The negligent driver’s insurance company will never pay you until the case is settled or a verdict is rendered down the road. And a conclusion to a case can sometimes take years. Especially in catastrophic injury cases.
It’s important to accept medical treatment by emergency personnel at the scene of a crash and follow their guidance and advice. It’s equally important to keep appointments with doctors and specialists treating your injuries.
“We are not doctors. But any doctor will tell you, the sooner you obtain medical treatment, the better chances you have for a favorable recovery,” said Sean Rensch.