Injury Attorney Raleigh Blog: Where to Get Medical Treatment After Your Automobile Accident


This injury attorney Raleigh blog post is going to cover where you should be getting medical treatment following your automobile accident. One of the most common questions we get on our injury attorney Raleigh blog, and one of the areas that our clients do the most damage to their case, involves when and where our clients receive medical treatment. The most important piece of information we can give you is to take the time to give a Raleigh injury lawyer a phone call to discuss your case and get some free advice. There is no general advice that fits all cases, and the 15-30 minutes you spend on the phone with a Raleigh personal injury attorney will help you get advice that is specific to your case. We are not giving you this advice so that we can then apply a high pressure sales approach to get you to hire a Raleigh injury attorney. You really do need to speak with someone who can give you an idea of what you should be doing to ensure that you do not harm your case, and fortunately for you there are hundreds of attorneys willing to give you some free advice…so take them up on their offer.

With that said, generally, your first decision to obtain medical treatment is on the date of your injury. Whether you have a serious injury or a minor injury, our advice is that you seek some medical treatment from a medical doctor on the date of your injury. If you feel you may have a serious injury, then take an ambulance to a hospital emergency room.  If you feel you have a minor injury, then go to an urgent care walk-in clinic or go to your primary care physician. Regardless of where you go, make sure that you get treatment the same day you are injured.

Following the date of your injury, your second decision is whether you will need ongoing medical treatment (typically from a chiropractor or physical therapy). If you are not feeling fully recovered within 3 or 4 days, we recommend that you see your primary care physician, orthopedist or urgent care doctor and discuss the pros and cons of receiving therapy (whether chiropractic or physical therapy). We do not recommend that you wait weeks or months to see if your symptoms get better. Rather, be proactive and see your doctor soon and see if physical therapy or chiropractic care is appropriate for your case.

If you have any questions about this Injury Attorney Raleigh blog post, or would like to speak about your case or medical treatment with an injury attorney Raleigh, please feel free to reach us by phone at 888-820-5885, by email at or complete the contact form on this page.