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Hurt after a car accident: mistakes to avoid

Injuries sustained from car accidents have been on the rise in South Carolina in recent years. 2016 saw over 40,000 collisions result in injuries while the previous year only had roughly 37,000. 

Most people will end up in a motor vehicle accident at some point. If you feel hurt, then you need to see a doctor immediately. Even if your injuries are minimal or nonexistent, it is still a good idea to get a medical evaluation just in case an injury lurks beneath the surface. In the meantime, here are mistakes you definitely do not want to make. 

Underestimating injuries

It is natural to want to reassure people you feel okay after a car crash. However, the truth is you have no idea what the extent of your injuries is. You do not want to say you feel all right after a crash because that can complicate the police report and eventual insurance claim. If anyone asks how you feel, then you should simply say you wish to see a doctor. 

Posting updates on social media

If you already post everything on Instagram and Facebook, then you may feel compelled to do the same thing after a crash. The problem is that you do not want to get a doctor's diagnosis of your injuries only to post photos a week later of you playing basketball. In the aftermath of a collision, it is best to post as little as you can on social media. 

Ignoring medical advice

When your doctor diagnoses you with something, you want to follow his or her advice precisely. Follow the physical therapy regimen prescribed and make sure to go to any follow-up appointments. If you fail to do that, then the other driver's insurance company will assume you were not badly hurt. 

You should contact a doctor after an auto accident, and you should also contact Aaron & Aaron, Attorneys at Law. Schedule your consultation shortly after the crash, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights. 

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