Hundreds of car accidents occur in the United States every day. Not every automobile collision results in injuries, but there’s always the chance. You can drive as safe as possible, but there’s always a small chance you’ll be involved in a crash. If you are in an accident, what do you do? One decision that’s hard to make is whether or not you should go to the hospital. There is no set rule on how long you have to go to the hospital after an accident. However, there are various considerations when deciding if and when to seek medical treatment. Your health and safety should always be your top concern, and it is recommended to play it safe when deciding if you should go to the hospital after an automobile accident.
Hospitals are a Reasonable Choice for Seeking Treatment
Automobile accidents cause severe injuries like internal bleeding, fractures, or broken bones. Hospitals can treat your injuries if you get hurt in an automobile accident. This is why it is good to let paramedics transfer you to the local trauma center if they believe you have injuries.
Hospitals have access to highly-trained physicians, surgeons, labs, and medical supplies. If there is a chance that you have serious injuries, the hospital is the best option for getting care. So it is best to be examined as soon as possible after a car accident.
What Happens When You Delay Treatment?
Delaying medical treatment can put your health at risk. For example, a traumatic brain injury may worsen as internal bleeding and swelling increase. You may experience headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms in the first few minutes after the crash, which are all signs you should seek medical treatment. Failure to do so may worsen injuries or even lead to life-long brain damage. Getting assessed by a medical professional might have allowed treatment that prevented the lasting effects.
Missed or delayed appointments can jeopardize an insurance claim’s pay-out or a case’s settlement. If you didn’t go to the hospital until days or weeks later, the insurance adjuster might argue that your injuries were not as serious. You should seek medical attention immediately after an accident to get a fair settlement and have your claim seriously considered. Then, be sure to report all your injuries to medical treatment providers.
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