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Why Is Seeking Medical Aid Important After a Car Accident?

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Why Is Seeking Medical Aid Important After a Car Accident?

If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s likely you’ll be injured, and these injuries can be as minor as some bumps and bruises or as severe as a traumatic brain injury or dismemberment. After a car accident, you need to get medical aid, as doing so will help prevent exacerbation of your injuries. Also, a medical professional will be able to assess the full extent of your car accident injuries, and they’ll document these so you have evidence of injuries later on when you file a claim. We provide most affordable car accident lawyer Woodside services!

Below are answers to frequently asked questions that car accident victims have regarding seeking medical aid following a car accident.

Call 1-800-HURT-511 if you’ve been injured in a car accident recently. Our car accident lawyers in Woodside are sought after and reputed, as they’ve been fighting for car accident victims throughout Queens for over a decade.

 

Where Do You Go After a Car Accident to Get Medical Aid?

Immediately following a car accident, you’ll need to call 911, as doing so will get the police, fire department, and paramedics to the scene. All these first responders may be needed following your accident. When the paramedics arrive, they may treat you on the scene—if you don’t look to be all that injured—or they may immediately bring you to a local emergency room via ambulance if your injuries are more severe.

Even if your injuries aren’t severe, you should still visit a hospital after the accident, either by getting a ride or by taking a trip in the ambulance. At a hospital, you’ll be looked over by physicians in a comfortable and calm environment, and they’ll have all that’s needed to thoroughly examine and treat you.

Can You Delay Getting Medical Aid After a Car Accident?

You should not delay getting medical aid after you’ve been in a car accident. For one, doing so could exacerbate your injuries. Also, if you don’t get medical aid soon after an accident, accident-related injuries may present later on, and you may be unaware that these are tied to the accident. Lastly, delaying seeking medical aid will diminish the value of your claim.

Do You Have to Pay For an Ambulance After a Car Accident?

The cost of ambulance transport will be one of the medical expenses you’re saddled with following an accident. At present, the cost of ambulance transportation tends to be between $400 and $1,200 plus mileage. Generally speaking, if you’re hurt after a car accident, you should take a trip in the ambulance to the nearest emergency room, and it’s best to worry about the cost of this transportation later. Should your car accident claim yield damages, a portion of this money will go to offsetting the cost of the ambulance transport.

Should You Go to the Hospital After a Car Accident if You’re Not Hurt?

Yes, you should seek medical aid, even if you don’t believe you’re injured. The main reason why is that there may be injuries which haven’t presented yet, and you’ll need to get these documented so you can claim compensation for them later. A physician will look you over and run a battery of tests to see if you sustained injuries that haven’t presented yet, and they’ll be able to testify on your behalf (should the claim end up in court). Failing to get delayed injuries documented will make seeking compensation for them later on much more difficult.

Why Are Medical Records Important in Car Accident Claims?

The medical records you’ll receive after you get treatment following a car accident will serve as important evidence when it comes time to file a car accident claim. Here’s what these records will show:

  • What your injuries were when you arrived
  • How you’ve been treated
  • How your injuries were connected to the accident
  • The cost of treating your injuries
  • What further medical aid is needed
  • Documentation of pain and suffering

What Car Accident Injuries Are Common?

Car accidents can result in minor scrapes, cuts, and bruises, and they can also result in fatalities. How one sustains injuries during a car accident depends on a wide variety of factors. Some common car accident injuries are listed below:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Disfiguring facial injuries
  • Burns
  • Dismemberment
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

You may also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the wake of a car accident, and you can seek compensation for reoccurring expenses associated with this disorder.

What Car Accident Injuries Can You Get Compensated For?

Following a car accident, its more than likely you’ll seek damages, and this sum of money, if awarded, can be used to offset the expenses below:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages (both past and future)
  • Property damage
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim in New York?

In New York, a no-fault state, you’ll have three years to file a claim following a car accident. However, the circumstances of your accident may require you to file a claim much sooner. For example, if you get into an accident with a city vehicle, you’ll need to file a claim within 30 days, and with the appropriate government entity, to help ensure you have a fair chance of being compensated for any injuries and damages associated with the accident.

Will a Car Accident Lawyer Visit You in the Hospital After an Accident?

Yes, a car accident lawyer will visit you in the hospital to discuss your options moving forward, especially if you’re looking at an extended stay in the hospital. A car accident lawyer will also pursue all your relevant medical records, and they’ll make sure you’re in the hands of doctors who can provide first-rate medical aid.

When you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident faq, the last thing you want to deal with are the tedious and sometimes headache-inducing processes that are part of filing a car accident claim. This is what a lawyer will do for you, and you won’t even be charged up front for their assistance.

Call 1-800-HURT-511 when you need best-in-class legal assistance from our car accident lawyers in Woodside. Helping car accident victims get the compensation they deserve is what we do best!

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