A car accident can leave you with any number of physical, mental, or emotional injuries. Some may heal quickly; others can change your life forever. It is universally accepted that one of the most important things you should do immediately after an accident, is to seek out medical attention.
If you have been injured in a car accident, receiving proper medical care continues to be important long after you have left the hospital.
Follow-up care can decrease the time it takes for you to recover from your injuries. One type of medical care that frequently proves helpful is physical therapy. Physical therapy is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. It often helps those recovering from illnesses or injuries.
There are many reasons for how physical therapy can help you, but here are just two for you to think about.
1. Prevent Long-term Damage.
Injuries from car accidents can range from minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic injuries that can leave you permanently disabled. Evidence supports the position that starting physical therapy immediately after a car crash (or other accident) can decrease the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain or mobility problems later.
Physical therapy can help people regain strength and use of a limb or other injured body parts. It can also help improve balance and mobility. All of these can be affected by a car accident.
2. Evidence of Your Injuries To Support Your Lawsuit.
If you end up filing a claim or lawsuit due to the negligence of the other driver, physical therapy treatments—as required to properly treat your condition of course—can be of value in your personal injury case. First, it evidences that you sought out proper medical treatment for your condition. Many times, this can illustrate to the judge or jury just how serious your injuries are. Secondly, the records of a physical therapist can provide information on your condition, how permanent it is, and what your chances of recovery are. These medical records can provide proof of your damages.
As in any personal injury case, if you have any questions about physical therapy and the effect it may have on your individual personal injury case, you should consult with your attorney.
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