Car Accident Medical Care
If you have been seriously hurt in a crash, you may have questions about car accident medical care. These matters can make a big difference in your case. Our Buffalo personal injury attorneys explain what you need to know before call and scheduling your consultation with our team.
Car Accident Medical Care | Can I File If I Didn’t See a Doctor Immediately?
A lot of people who come into our Buffalo office tell us they were involved in a car accident some time ago and, although they didn’t go to the hospital or seek medical treatment right away, they’re now having problems. We assure them that, even if they didn’t go to the hospital right away or get immediate medical treatment, they can still pursue a personal injury claim. Actually, the normal reaction for a person who’s been involved in a motor vehicle accident but is not experiencing tremendous pain right then is to say, “You know, I think I’m going to be okay. I’m a little sore. I’m going to go home and see how this goes.” A lot of people take a wait-and-see approach. Sometimes, later, after some time passes, they realize they actually do have some medical problems. That’s when they first seek medical treatment. Many of our cases have started that way. We’ve had a lot of success representing people who didn’t go to the hospital or get immediate medical care. Certainly, you have the right to bring a claim if you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, even though you chose not to go to the hospital or see a doctor to treat your injuries immediately following your accident.
Car Accident Medical Care | What Doctor Should I See?
Normally, if you’re injured, there are certain doctors you’d go to right off the bat. First, if you’re seriously injured, you will normally be taken by ambulance to a local hospital. If your injuries are less serious, you may be able to drive yourself – or have a family member drive you – to the hospital. After that initial treatment, it’s very important to consult a physician who specializes in the type of injury you sustained. In other words, if you have an injury to your neck, you want to be sure to see an orthopedist, a neurologist or neurosurgeon, or a physical therapist or chiropractor. These are the medical care providers who handle these types of injuries. Most importantly, make sure the doctor you choose has experience treating the type of injury you’ve sustained.
If you have any further questions about car accident medical care, please call our Buffalo car accident attorneys today to schedule a consultation.