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Nicoletti Walker Law Group July 23, 2014

Two men sustained minor injuries after a car crash involving a man driving a van and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. The accident occurred on Interstate 95 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. According to a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper’s vehicle rear-ended the van in the right lane of southbound I-95, causing both vehicles to spin out of control. The patrol car was damaged when it hit the concrete median, and the van blocked traffic when it came to rest in the two lanes facing the opposite direction. The driver of each of the vehicles are recovering from minor injuries that required hospital treatment, and a passenger in the van complained of minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

Why You Should Not Decline Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

It is always best to be as cautious as possible regarding your health. If you are involved in a car accident, you should go to the hospital to receive medical treatment even if you think you feel okay. Some types of car accidents can cause little damage to your vehicle, but can cause serious injuries such as whiplash that you may not initially notice. It also becomes more difficult to receive compensation for your injuries if you do not seek medical treatment. In order to increase the chances that you will receive the compensation that you are legally entitled to, document all your symptoms and get a report from a medical professional as soon as possible after your accident.

How Do You Know if You Should Seek Medical Treatment?

You should seek medical treatment whenever you have any symptoms whatsoever following a car accident. Sometimes, you will feel fine in the immediate aftermath of the car accident, but your body will have serious aches and pains when you wake up the next morning. Even if your symptoms arise the next day or week, you should make an appointment with a doctor so you can receive the care that you need and so the damage caused by the car accident can be documented. After you see a doctor, make sure you carefully follow the treatment directions given to you by the doctor. This will make sure that you recover as quickly as possible, and it will also make it easier to prove that you are doing everything you possibly can to mitigate the damages caused by the accident. If you fail to seek treatment or if you fail to follow the orders given to you by a doctor, it might be determined that you are partially at fault for your injuries, which would make it less likely that you will be able to recover enough money to compensate you for the full amount that you deserve.

If you have been injured in a car accident, first seek medical attention right away, and then call the experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Clearwater based Mike Walker Law.