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Q: What if I am involved in an auto accident and refuse medical treatment at the scene? Can I later seek medical care and will I be responsible for the costs even if the accident wasn’t my fault?

A: Yes, you can receive medical treatment at any time. If you are going to seek care for injuries sustained in an auto accident, you need to do so as quickly as possible. Understandably, after an accident, many people just want to go home. However, some injuries can actually surface at a later date even if they do not present themselves at first. Anyone involved in an accident should seek medical care if for no other reason but to make sure there are no internal or underlying injuries. Providing you seek medical care soon after an accident, usually within 1 to 2 days, the individual at fault will be responsible for the cost of that treatment. It is important that care be sought as quickly as possible in order to prove that any injuries did occur during the accident.





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