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If you suffered serious and obvious injuries, you would go to the emergency room after a truck accident. Fortunately, right after your accident, you are shaken, but you don’t appear injured. Should you still see a doctor, or should you wait to see if any injury symptoms develop?

Now Is the Time to Get Medical Care

There are three reasons to get medical care as soon as possible after a Florida truck accident:

  1. You need a prompt diagnosis. Some serious accident injuries do not have immediate symptoms, or your shock may mask those symptoms. Still, you are hurt. The sooner you are diagnosed, the faster your treatment can start. Early treatment may prevent your physical condition from worsening.
  2. If you pursue a truck accident case, you will need to prove causation. Specifically, you will need to prove that you were hurt in the truck wreck and that your injuries would not have happened but for the defendant’s negligence. Your medical record provides essential evidence about the cause of your injuries. The sooner you see a doctor to document, diagnose, and treat your injuries, the easier it may be to prove that you were hurt in the truck wreck.
  3. Florida law requires you to see a doctor within 14 days of your accident in order for your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to cover any of your medical expenses.

If you did not go to the emergency room from the scene of the accident, you can make an appointment with your primary care physician, go to a walk-in clinic, or go to the hospital on your own for a complete physical evaluation.

Continue Protecting Your Recovery

Getting medical attention is a critical step in your truck accident recovery, but it’s not the only step you need to take. It is also essential to contact an Orlando truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your legal rights are protected. Contact Attorney Louis Berk today to schedule an initial case evaluation and to learn more about how to get the compensation you deserve after a Florida truck accident.

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