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If you have been in a car accident in Virginia, you may be wondering if you should call a personal injury attorney right away. With serious accidents that involve major injuries and potentially a ride to the hospital in an ambulance, we can understand why you might want to call an attorney.

However, there is actually something more important at that moment in time for you to deal with before calling a lawyer.

The truth is that if you suffered a serious injury in a car accident you should be focused on getting medical care first. It is important for you to know that if you don't seek proper medical care, you may not be able to recover as much for your injuries. Of course, even more important than considering how much money you could get is making sure that you get better.

You never want to wait on treatment while wondering, "How much money is my car accident case worth?" Car accident claims in Virginia are used to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and additional pain and suffering.

What should you do before you contact an attorney about your car accident case?If you are irresponsible about your health care, you will lose out on the opportunity to recover those medical bills. The other insurance company can argue that you choosing to wait to get treatment caused the injury to be worse, so they can’t be held responsible for the entire extent of what happened.

Additionally, it is important to do two things when dealing with a doctor. The first is that you should always be honest and forthright with any professional medical treating you after an accident. If it is proven that you just fibbed a little, you put your claim at risk. The second is to always follow through with prescribed treatments. If the doctor tells you to undergo physical therapy, then do it and make sure you follow the physical therapist’s plan to the letter.

Ultimately, finding the right personal injury attorney for your case can wait until you are ready to do the research you need.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.