I DIDN’T GO TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MY ACCIDENT, BUT I’M IN PAIN NOW. IS IT TOO LATE TO SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND DO I STILL HAVE A CASE?
This is a very common situation. Many people do not feel pain from an accident immediately. Often, pain develops in the hours, and even days, following an accident. It is never too late to seek medical treatment. However, the sooner that you seek necessary medical treatment the better off you are for several reasons. First, medical treatment will help in diagnosing injuries and provide relief of pain. Second, it is easier to prove a causal relationship between the injury suffered and the accident that caused it, if you receive treatment close the time of the accident.