If you feel there is any chance you could have a serious injury, you should take an ambulance after a car accident in Houston. The cost of the transportation and the insurance implications are secondary to what should be your most immediate priority—protecting your health and your safety.
That said, even if you have only minor injuries or do not seem injured at all, it is still a good idea to receive a checkup from your doctor as soon as possible after the accident—preferably the same day.
Doing so not only gives you peace of mind that your injuries are not more serious than they look, but it can help you in the settlement process if you decide to pursue the other driver for compensation.
If you need compensation to pay for your injuries, the lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, can help you navigate your car accident claim. Call 713-850-8600 today for a free consultation about your options.
Do I Need Medical Attention After a Car Crash?
It is essential you receive medical attention after a car wreck. Just because you do not look or feel injured immediately after a crash does not mean you escaped the accident free from harm.
Many injuries take days or weeks to present symptoms. The types of injuries that do not appear right away are often the most serious, such as head injuries and spinal trauma. The sooner you address any such problems, the better chance you have of making a full and fast recovery.
Even if you do not have injuries—or if the doctor confirms they are as minor as they appear—you gain the peace of mind of not having to worry about what might be happening inside your body over the days to come. A couple hours of your time and an office visit copay are small prices to pay for that kind of security.
How Will an Ambulance Ride Impact My Car Accident Claim?
Whether your injuries are severe or minor, taking an ambulance after a crash can draw a strong cause-and-effect link between the accident and your injuries. This connection can help strengthen your claim if you pursue the other driver and their insurance company for compensation in a lawsuit or an out-of-court settlement.
If, for instance, you receive a whiplash diagnosis immediately after of a rear-end collision, we can show the accident caused the condition and the at-fault driver is responsible. If weeks or months elapse between the crash and your diagnosis, the other driver, the insurance company, or their attorneys might claim that another event could have caused your neck injury.
Why Should I Hire a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, a Houston personal injury lawyer can reduce your liability and help you win compensation for your bodily injuries, vehicle damage, and other property damage.
The attorneys at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, have a strong track record of fighting for the rights of crash victims in Houston and the surrounding area. We want to help you in any way we can.
We offer free consultations and case reviews. To schedule an appointment, call us at 713-850-8600 right away.