Getting proper medical care after an accident is vitally important to your recovery. Without it, your injuries could linger for months, if not years to come. In addition, you could re-injure yourself along the way, compounding your troubles. One way car accident victims get this much-needed medical care might surprise you.

They call a lawyer.

According to the Insurance Research Council, accident victims who hire an attorney to handle their injury claim receive more and/or better healthcare throughout their recovery. There are a couple reasons for this. First and foremost, the lawyer’s job is to represent you to the best of their ability so that you and your family can put this accident behind you. The most important component of that is a full recovery. Yes, we want to get you maximum compensation for your injuries, but even more than that, we want you to be healthy again.

Secondly, accident victims with a lawyer don’t have to worry about dealing with the insurance company, making phones calls, or filing out mountains of paperwork in the process of their claim. All the accident victim has to focus on is getting better. That relief goes a long way toward recovery and is why many accident victims call an attorney.