4 Reasons to Not Ignore Low Back Pain after a Car Accident

A day or two, or even a week or more after you’ve been involved in a car accident, you begin to feel pain in the lower part of your back.  You pop aspirin or ibuprofen but the pain persists.  As time goes on, the pain begins to radiate throughout your back or other parts of your body.  It affects your quality of life as well as your ability to work.  Worse, your requests to the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company to pay for your now needed medical treatment are ignored.

After a car accident, it is vitally important that you get the proper medical treatment for any current and future injuries.  In a car accident, the body can be thrown around violently in the car.  Your body may hit or get hit by objects in your or the other driver’s car.  Your back’s muscles, discs, soft tissue and more can be damaged.  Dr’s visits, prescription medication, physical therapy or, worse, surgery, may be needed for you to heal.

So even if you don’t feel pain immediately after a car accident, even a minor one, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.  It is not the time to worry about who will pay or how much will be paid.  If you don’t have health insurance, or a way to pay for your medical care, a car accident attorney can get you medical care on what is called Lien.  A Lien means that the doctor, physical therapist or other health care provider will treat you, at no cost to you now, and be paid when your case is resolved.

Here are 4 reasons why you should be seen by a doctor right away:

  1. As the injured car crash victim, it is your responsibility to prove that any of your injuries are the result of the car accident.  This is especially true when you have pre-existing conditions.
  2. The sooner your injuries are diagnosed by a doctor, the sooner they can be treated.  Avoiding treatment can worsen your injury, leading to unnecessary semi-permanent or permanent damage.
  3. A gap in time between the when the car accident occurred and when you get treated can seriously damage the amount you can recover from the at-fault driver.  Seeking medical attention right away helps you document how you feel after the car accident.
  4. Experienced car accident attorneys will let you focus on healing and getting your life back, while they focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.

If you are involved in a car accident, consult experienced car accident attorney to ensure you get the most money for the injuries you have sustained.

At the Law Offices of John P. Burns, we effectively handle your car accident claim so you can focus on recovering emotionally and physically without dealing with the details. It’s free to ask questions, so contact us directly at 949-496-7000, or email us at john@johnburnslaw.com. We’ll be sure to get back to you within 24 hours.