Seeking medical help after an accident, it can make all the difference in proving your injuries were caused by the accident in question.
Accidents can have devastating consequences for the victim, as well as his or her family. The physical and emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, hospital stay and time off from work can take a huge toll on everyone involved. All the bills can put a family in a desperate financial situation.
After suffering a personal injury, the first priority should be your own physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Not only will seeing a doctor immediately after an accident help you recover more completely, but it will also document the full extent of your injuries so that you can be adequately compensated for all of your damages. Seeking immediate medical attention also helps to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident in question.
If you are hurt in an accident, go to the local hospital emergency room immediately. Emergency rooms are in the best position to determine the severity of your condition, and can provide medications to help you get through the initial pain and trauma caused from the accident. In addition, it’s best to follow-up with a visit to your primary care physician or orthopedic doctor, if necessary.
Now, for those of you who don’t believe you’ve been injured. See your doctor anyway. In most cases, you will feel worse the day after the injury than you do immediately after – and worse days later. Don’t assume that just because you don’t feel immediate pain, you have not been injured. And, if you do feel pain, don’t try and tough it out; don’t try and be a hero.
When you see your doctor, give him or her a detailed explanation of exactly how your accident occurred. Don’t skip anything, regardless of how small you think it is. If you lost consciousness, let the doctor know.
Follow your doctor’s instructions because it could make a big difference in the treatment and medication.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, it is imperative to have an attorney you can count on to represent your interests and fight for the justice you deserve.
At the personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney, we have extensive experience handling all types of accident claims in San Bernardino County. We provide individual attention to each case We are pleased to provide aggressive, effective representation in mediation and in trial. We will try to settle your case before trial if it’s in your best interests.
Contact us for a free consultation about your personal injury claim. First we listen and care. Then we prepare your case to win