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Tips to Protect You in Case of An Accident

Feb 23, 2016 | Auto Accident Articles, Personal Injury Articles

Have you ever been in an accident? Lots of things are happen immediately after an accident. You feel confused, unsure, hurt, disoriented. Police and ambulance may be on the scene. Bystanders show up. You may be in an unsafe area, like the middle of a roadway. It feels chaotic. What should you do to protect yourself and make sure that you’re safe? We have Tips that you should follow in case you get into an accident. If you have any questions call us at 516-822-7866.

Getting immediate medical care is the most important thing you should do if you’ve been involved in an accident of any kind. Make sure you’re OK. If you’ve been hurt–to any extent–have your condition evaluated. Ambulance crews and EMTs will respond to accidents. Let them evaluate your condition. If they suggest you should go to the hospital, follow their advice. If your condition doesn’t warrant a visit to the emergency room, call your primary care doctor and schedule an appointment to be evaluated.

Your health and safety are the most important things to protect. If our car is involved in a fender-bender, we’ll bring it to the body shop to be checked out. Your body and your health are more important than a bent up car. Immediate medical evaluation is key to good health. Let a medical professional tell you that all is well, rather than assuming that’s the case. If you need medical attention, you’ll receive it.

Immediate medical care is also important in protecting your rights if you have a claim against someone for their negligence in causing an accident. Immediate medical attention documents the fact that an accident occurred and the onset of an injury. If there’s a delay in treatment or reporting an injury to a medical provider, insurance companies will often claim that the accident didn’t cause the injury.

We once had a case where a client was injured in an auto accident and delayed seeing a doctor for her injury for close to 6 months. She thought she’d get better on her own and the pain would go way. It didn’t. After seeing her doctor, it was ultimately determined that she needed surgery to treat her condition. The delay in treatment raised questions about whether the injury was related to the accident or some other cause.

Getting immediate medical care for your injury is good for your health and an important step in protecting your rights.

If you or a family member are injured in an accident CALL US at 516-822-7866.

We can answer your questions and help make sure that your rights are protected.

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