Should I Go to the Emergency Room After My Connecticut Accident?

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

After you have been involved in some type of Connecticut accident, especially one involving a car, truck, or motorcycle, then the best course of action would be to go to the nearest hospital emergency room. In many cases, the injured person will be in a state of shock as a result of the suddenness of the accident and the resulting impact. You may have visible injury or you may just feel "out of sorts". It is always advisable to go to the emergency room so that you can get checked out to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. Most people feel a lot more pain in the days following the accident and are unsure as to what is wrong. You might have some type of injury that requires timely medical attention and if you delay in getting a diagnosis or treatment you could make your situation much worse.

We are often contacted by accident victims who refuse medical care at the scene of the accident and tell the police officer that they do not wish to be taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital emergency room. Instead, many of these people either go to their job or their home and wake up the next day in excruciating pain not knowing what is wrong with them. In still other cases, people find out that they have some type of fracture or other medical situation that requires immediate medical care. The problem with not getting immediate medical care and attention is that you run the risk of making your situation much worse and you can extend the amount of time it will take for you to get better.

We were recently contacted by a dog bite victim who did not go to the hospital after being attacked. This individual went to the hospital the next day and was told that the medical options that were available were limited due to the fact that the wound should have been treated the day before and, given this delay in time, a number of complications resulted. There are certain things that doctors and hospital emergency medical personnel can do to assist you in your recovery that are time sensitive. If you delay in getting the proper medical care and attention you could very well make your situation much worse.

The insurance company representing the person that caused her accident will be looking for ways to pay you the least amount of money possible or to show that their insured was not responsible for the injuries and damages that you are claiming. One way that you will be able to provide the insurance company with this argument is by not seeking immediate medical care and attention. The insurance company will want to take the position that if you were injured then you would have received medical care immediately after the accident. It is always better to err on the side of caution and find out what injuries or medical problems you have experienced as a result of your accident so you can get the proper medical care and attention to improve as quickly as possible.

Make sure when you go to the hospital emergency room that you tell the medical providers and doctors about each and every problem or pain that you are experiencing as a result of your accident. You should also be as specific as possible in explaining the type of pain you are experiencing, the exact location of that pain, whether it radiates from one body part to another, whether there is a tingling or throbbing sensation, the intensity level of the pain and any and all other problems or restrictions that you are experiencing. This will be one of the best ways to assist the doctor in providing you with proper medical care and treatment.

Our Connecticut personal injury attorneys represent accident victims on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case. You will not have to come up with any money out of pocket to hire one of our experienced Connecticut accident lawyers to represent you. We are only paid our fees and costs if we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery then you will owe no costs and no fees. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on what's most important which is recovering from your accident related injuries.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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