If you’ve been in a serious car accident, it’s very likely that you have at least minor injuries. Whether you are just suffering from whiplash or have a serious injury that requires extended time for recovery, it’s important to understand what to do and how to find the proper help for your injuries.
My Injuries Are Minor. Should I Go to the Hospital?
It’s the body’s natural reaction to delay pain after a car accident, because the adrenaline from the collision will cause increased energy and less pain. If you have minor injuries, you may not want to be rushed to the hospital, but it’s still a good idea to go see your family doctor as soon as you can after the crash.
In addition, many car accident injuries, such as soft tissue injuries and concussions, don’t show up right away. It may take a week or two for the body to recognize the pain you are in from injuries like these. Let your doctor know about any and all pain you are in, in addition to any sleeplessness, confusion, headaches, or blurry vision you may be experiencing.
I Have Major Injuries. How Do I Get Help?
When you have major injuries after a car crash, it can feel very overwhelming. Not only will you have a lot to deal with, including possible surgeries, hospital time, medical bills, rest and recovery, missed work, etc., but you also won’t feel well enough to deal with insurance companies and other legal matters.
A lot of people hire a personal injury lawyer soon after their accident for exactly these reasons. A personal injury lawyer will deal with insurance companies for you, can help you find medical help by referring you to a doctor if you don’t already have one, and will be able to answer any questions you have every step of the way. In addition, many personal injury lawyers will do this for free, and will only get paid if you win your case.
If you’ve been in a car accident and have questions about your injuries, or what action you should take, contact the Todd R. Durham Law Firm. We know car accidents are scary and stressful, and we always give free consultations to help you find answers and peace of mind.