Not Seeking Prompt Medical Help
While you may think you feel all right after an accident, there are some serious injuries whose symptoms do not show up right away. For example, the symptoms of whiplash could take 48 hours to develop, while other injuries such as internal bleeding and organ damage may have no outward symptoms but may be life-threatening medical emergencies. It is a good idea to get a thorough medical examination as soon as possible after a car crash, even if you do not believe that you require emergency treatment. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the more difficult it may become to prove that your injuries were sustained as a result of the accident.