Car accidents can be scary. Many people feel “fine” or “shaken up” after an accident and tell those at the accident they’re “ok.” Many auto accident victims do not feel pain immediately after their accident (due to the abundant release of adrenaline and other hormones at the time). However, this does not mean they haven’t unknowingly sustained injuries that may lead to future health complications down the road.
If you’ve been in a car accident, there is a good chance you’ve sustained microscopic tissue injuries at the least, and possibly more serious musculoskeletal injuries. Regardless of the severity of the accident, if you’re in a little bit of pain or a lot, you should schedule an appointment for evaluation.
Often pain, headaches, dizziness and nausea can set in immediately. However, sometimes symptoms of your injuries can take longer to develop and go unrecognized.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a fender bender or your car was totalled. Many people go without having someone evaluate their brain and body for functional changes and soft tissue injuries after leaving the scene, or after leaving a hospital. If you know someone who’s been in an accident and isn’t sure what to do, have them call our office.
We’re here to help these victims recover physically and financially.
No one should have to stress about injuries, damages, and medical bills they can’t afford when this pain was caused by another individual.
What To Do If You Were a Victim in a Car Accident
There are three primary steps you need to focus on taking after being involved in a car accident that was not your fault. The first should be to call the police and document as much evidence as you can at the scene.
This includes gathering witness statements, taking pictures of the damaged vehicles, documenting traffic signals and recording weather conditions.
This evidence, along with a police report from the officer on scene, can prove extremely valuable during negotiations with the insurance companies.
Your first priority should be protecting your health and well-being, and your second should be protecting your financial well-being.
So your next two actions should be scheduling an appointment with an accident doctor for a free injury consultation, and calling a personal injury attorney for legal advice. (email email@example.com for a list of top attorneys in your area)
Don’t wait until it is too late, get your injuries diagnosed early and hold the insurance company responsible for the treatments you require after your wreck.
Sometimes the pain doesn’t show up for 1-2 weeks afterward. Don’t wait for the pain to start. Seek medical attention immediately if necessary, and present to our office for rehabilitation of your brain and body afterward. You will be happy you did.
You can start your treatment as early as the first visit. We will refer you out for imaging (X-ray or MRI) as needed. If you have any images or reports from seeking immediate medical attention, we request you bring those with you to your first visit.
Call now to schedule your initial car accident evaluation, call – (234) 900- 9481