After an accident, one of the most important things is to receive car accident treatment at either a medical clinic or hospital. Many injuries from car accidents are internal and putting off treatment can exacerbate your injuries.
Car accidents cause multiple injuries every day. According to the CDC, there were over 2.5 million people seen in emergency rooms for car crash injuries. Approximately 200,000 of those people were hospitalized because of their injuries in a single year.
A person who is involved in a car accident may have apparent injuries, but many car accident injuries are internal. Unfortunately, the many car accident injuries are internal.
Picture yourself after an accident. Luckily you were seat belted. Your adrenaline is flowing as you assess the damage to yourself, your passengers, and those in the other vehicle. That adrenaline is needed, but it can also mask the pain of internal injuries.
Maybe you could have been suffering a serious injury without knowing it. The only to know it is if you get checked out at an emergency room after the accident.
Most of the time internal scans such as X-Rays or MRIs are needed to determine the extent of the injury. These tests can be expensive, but they may be the only way to accurately diagnose your condition. For many of these conditions, early diagnosis and early intervention are key to mitigating further physical injury.
If your injuries are a result of the negligence of another driver, these costs will become a part of a claim against that party’s insurance policy. Depending on your medical insurance coverage, the emergency room may wait to be paid until you receive a recovery. Your personal injury attorney may be able to help you with this part of your claim.
If you cannot get immediate care, make it a point to be seen as quickly as possible after your accident. This will enable you to get the care you need and still preserve the evidence of your injuries as part of a personal injury claim.
Remember that you have a right to be treated and to be compensated for your injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s negligent actions in or near the Spring, TX, Texas area, we would like to be able to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We at the Holladay Law Firm pride ourselves on providing our clients with excellent representation. Contact us online or give us a call today at (281) 771-1331 to see what we can do for you.