Receiving Medical Attention After an Accident
In the aftermath of an automobile collision, it can be difficult to remain calm and react appropriately. With worries over damages, insurance coverage, and finding alternate transportation, as well as the overall trauma of the experience, many people involved in collisions forget to check on one of the most important factors—themselves.
It is often assumed that only injuries that are severe, life-threatening, and immediately apparent need medical attention. However, many victims suffer complications that do not become apparent until days or even weeks after the event. Delayed reactions like soreness, stiffness, muscle strain, imbalance, and inflammation compromise your overall health and, in some cases, indicate that a much more serious injury has been sustained. “Whiplash”, which can be dismissed as “just some neck pain”, is a legitimate health concern that can lead to neck/back pain, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. These injuries do not only apply to the driver of the vehicle; the impact from the crash may cause damage to all passengers regardless of their seating.
It is crucial that you remember to check on the health of everyone who was in the vehicle at the time of the collision, and if possible consult with a medical professional at the scene of the crash. Even if you don’t think you have been injured, it is important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. If you do notice any lingering injuries, however minor they may seem, do not hesitate to report these. Make sure to contact a reputable attorney/firm immediately after a car wreck to discuss your situation and any potential health concerns you may have. Your attorney will then be able to advise on your options for receiving post collision medical care. They will also be able to guide you if a legal claim is pursued. There is always cause for concern when the health of loved ones is involved, so do not allow injuries to be overlooked or dismissed as not being serious enough for medical attention.
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