Hospital Treatment Following a Car Crash
Being involved in a car crash can be extremely overwhelming. The physical pain you experience along with concerns about how you will cover your ensuing medical costs are more than enough to create cause for concern, and it is typical for victims to experience feelings of anxiety, stress, and confusion. However, you shouldn’t panic.
If you require medical treatment following a car accident, follow the tips provided here to give yourself a fair chance of healing completely from your injuries and recovering the compensation you deserve if you are not at-fault for the accident.
When to Seek Treatment After a Crash
Those who suffer injuries in a collision may be taken to the emergency room in order to receive immediate medical attention.
If your injuries did not require you to be taken to a hospital for emergency care, you should consider going to the emergency room on your own volition. If not, you should still visit a doctor as soon as you can. Many times, injuries will have delayed symptoms and could become more severe if they remain untreated.
What to Do When You Arrive at the Hospital
Upon arriving at the hospital, you should first make sure the hospital will accept your health insurance coverage. After that, there are a few things you should do:
- Tell the physician about your symptoms. Certain serious injuries, including spinal problems, may start with minor pain. You shouldn’t act tough. Describe anything and everything that hurts on your body, regardless if you think it is a minor injury. This will help you receive proper treatment.
- Provide a brief explanation of the accident. You should be clear about what you experienced during the accident, avoid talking about the cause of the collision and who you believe is at fault.
- Be careful what you sign. You will likely be asked to sign a lot of paperwork when arriving at the hospital. Make sure that you don’t sign anything without reading it thoroughly.
Should I Call a Lawyer?
Call an attorney to discuss possible legal recourse immediately even if you are still waiting at the hospital. Attorneys are an invaluable asset, and they can help you better understand what avenues you can take to protect you and your family after a serious car crash.
Insurance companies are well known for undervaluing injury claims. An attorney can help investigate the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance providers to obtain the full amount necessary to cover your bills and become whole again after an accident. If the insurer is refusing to provide fair compensation, your attorney could even take them to court to seek the compensation you deserve.
New Mexico Car Crashes
A serious car crash can leave anyone in a difficult position. There are more than 6 million reported car crashes across the country each year. More than 2 million people sustain permanent injuries in these accidents. A trained New Mexico car crash lawyer can help you maximize your potential compensation.
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates has a proven track record handling personal injury claims. We have helped recover multi-million-dollar settlements for past clients. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 if you or a loved one has been unfairly injured in a collision.