Of the 6 million car accidents that occur yearly in the United States, over 3 million accidents result in injuries or deaths to those involved. If you are ever injured in a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.
When Should You Seek Medical Attention
The short answer is that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after any car accident. Even “fender-benders” can result in life-threatening injuries or even death. In some cases, medical conditions are not noticeable or felt immediately following a car accident due to adrenaline. If an ambulance arrives at the scene of an accident, you should take advantage of having a medical professional examine you. Otherwise, you should immediately go to the emergency room. In all situations, you should never wait more than 72 hours to be evaluated for your personal injuries. Some medical issues can be identified by a doctor or medical professional without you noticing them, such as:
- Internal bleeding
- Internal Organ Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
Preserve Your Legal Claim
Seeking medical attention immediately after a car accident is imperative for your health, but it is also critical if you ever wish to pursue a claim for compensation regarding your car accident at a later time. Establishing that you have a serious medical condition by a physician, nurse or another medical professional immediately following a car accident can help you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you were in a car accident, you may have suffered severe injuries without any immediate signs or symptoms. You should always visit with a qualified medical professional to determine what your injuries are, and your best course of action. An experienced car accident attorney can assess your potential case and determine what legal actions you may have. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident seek immediate medical attention, and then contact At Michael J. Redenburg, at (212) 240-9465 or online to help you build a strong personal injury case.