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Should you go to the ER after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Jun 25, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Almost every Olean area resident will be in at least one car accident during their driving career. Even the most careful drivers can get into an accent that is not their fault. Most of the time these accidents are just minor fender-benders but there are also car accidents that cause more serious injuries. If a person has been in a car accident they may wonder if they should go to the emergency room.

Different treatments for car accident injuries

If a person has a life-threatening or serious injury as the result of a car accident, they should go to the emergency room. They are best suited for trauma, severe burns, broken bones, breathing issues and uncontrolled breathing. But a person may not even know they have suffered an injury at first because of the adrenaline and stress following the accident.

Symptoms of injury may not appear right away. Even if a person was involved in a minor car accident, they may want to go to the hospital just to get checked out. This is especially important if they were in the accident due to no fault of their own. If a person thinks they may file a personal injury claim hospitals can:

  • Offer higher quality medical care
  • Have high tech radiology, MRI, CT, etc. to diagnose injuries
  • They can document all injuries for insurance purposes
  • They can thoroughly examine the patient for any internal injuries or injuries the patient may not know they have.

Hospitals offer accident victims many benefits, especially for personal injury reasons. Millions of Americans visit hospital ERs every year due to car accident injuries. They can be expensive, so even an urgent care visit can be a good option as well. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client understand what happened to cause the accident and who is at fault. They can make sure their client’s medical needs are met both now and into the future. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.