Medical Treatment for Accidental Injuries
Accidents happen every day and in many different ways, causing a wide variety of injuries. Do you know what to do if an accident and injuries happen to you? Many people are unsure of what to do, though there are many steps you can take following an accidental injury to protect your rights. One critical step is to seek medical treatment if you believe you have been injured – even if you think your injuries might heal on their own.
In many situations, first responders will suggest that you have ambulance transportation to the hospital for emergency care. Some people might be tempted to decline, especially if they are downplaying the seriousness of their injuries. However, you should heed the advice of emergency medical technicians, and allow them to transport you if recommended.
Even if you do not require emergency transportation, you should still seek medical attention if you feel anything different than usual. You might think it is normal to be stiff or sore after a car crash and expect the discomfort to simply go away. However, stiffness or soreness can mean you suffered a soft tissue injury that can quickly worsen without treatment. Additionally, disorientation is often written off due to the stress of an accident, when it actually might be a sign of a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion.
There are two main benefits of seeking medical treatment:
- Getting the treatment you need to prevent complications and speed up your recovery
- Having a timely diagnosis and medical records to prove the cause and extent of your injuries
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida for Assistance
The law firm of Quattrochi & Torres can help after an accidental injury. Your priority should be getting the medical treatment you need, and your next step should be to call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for a free consultation.