Why You Should Always Go To The ER After A Serious Car Accident

Why You Should Always Go To The ER After A Serious Car Accident

A severe car accident can instantly turn your world upside down with head trauma or broken bones, and you might be unsure what to do next. If you have been injured in a severe car accident, the first step is to go to the ER. Learn in this article why getting prompt medical attention is so important.

Second, contact a Lake County car accident lawyer at The Law Offices Of Robert T. Edens. Our experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys will review your case, answer your questions, and determine if you could receive compensation for your losses. Our law firm has been recognized as one of the top 100 in the state, and we have successfully fought for the rights of auto accident victims for two decades.

Car Accident Injuries Can Be Severe And Often Fatal

Imagine driving at 30 MPH in Lake County through an intersection and suddenly, a truck hits you head-on. The massive crash forces can cause severe sudden stop injuries that could endanger your life. For instance, you could suffer the following injuries in a severe accident:

  • Whiplash and related neck injuries
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Internal bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Concussion

Some crash injuries are apparent after the accident, but others might not be noticeable initially. You might think you are ok, and discover that you can hardly walk the next day, and the delay in care worsened your injuries. To be safe, you should always be looked over in the ER by a medical professional.

Accident Injuries Must Be Medically Documented For A Successful Lawsuit

After a car accident, your health and well-being are paramount, but it also is essential to ensure that your injuries are documented in your medical record. Winning a car accident lawsuit means proving that another party caused the accident and your injuries.

The first step to winning your case is having a licensed medical professional document and connecting your accident injuries to the auto accident. With this vital medical proof, collecting compensation for your injuries will be easier.

Get Medical Attention Even If You Do Not Have Health Insurance

Imagine being in a severe car accident and suddenly remembering you do not have health insurance. You might fear going to the ER or doctor because you think you cannot pay or will be turned away. However, the Illinois Emergency Medical Treatment Act states that ‘no hospital, physician, dentist, or other healthcare provider may refuse to provide needed emergency treatment to any whose life would be threatened.’

Furthermore, if the other party caused the accident, their auto insurance may be required to pay for your medical care and other damages. Not having health insurance should never stop you from seeking treatment after a car accident.

Our Lake County Car Accident Lawyers Will Fight For You

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by another party, you could be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. Legal compensation could be for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. Call our Lake County car accident lawyers immediately at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens at (847) 395-2200 for more information.

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