Posted On: December 13, 2012 by Watts & Herring, LLC

Alabama Car Wreck: Should I go to ER or Doctor?

Yes -- if you have been injured in a car wreck, get checked out. Make sure that you are physically ok. Sometimes right after a wreck you may feel fine but once the adrenaline wears off, you feel the pain. It may just be pain that will go away or it may be a sign of something serious.

Look, here's the deal. Car wrecks and accidents never happen at convenient times. None of us want to go to an emergency room or to our doctor. But we need to if we have been in anything but the most minor of wrecks.

Get checked out -- make sure you are ok.

From a lawsuit standpoint -- which is not as important as your health -- if you don't go right away, the insurance company and defense lawyer will argue you must not have been hurt.

"If you were really hurt, you would have gone to the doctor the same day or gone to the ER."

It is an unfair argument but sometimes it is effective with juries so don't give them the chance.

For the sake of your health and to preserve your credibility, get proper medical attention after a car wreck.

Feel free to give us a call at 205-879-2447 if you have any questions about your rights and options after a car wreck in Alabama.