It’s almost impossible to predict when an automobile crash will happen and the shock from the crash can often make it difficult to think straight or feel the pain of injuries sustained in the collision. In some cases, it may take weeks for an individual to know the full extent of their injuries. It is vital that you seek proper medical treatment if you think you may have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence. Your safety and health should be your biggest concern after an accident, but it’s also important to remember that the information provided from medical personnel may eventually be used by your attorney to help support your case and settlement.
“Fight or flight” is a common term used to describe the emotional reaction of the human body after it experiences emotional or physical trauma. Many individuals experience this after they are involved in a collision and it can negatively impact decision-making skills in a time when you need them the most.
The most common injuries sustained in an automobile wreck are to the neck and back. Medical professionals will typically rely on x-rays, CT-scans, and MRI scans get a better understanding of the extent of the injuries. Unfortunately, the fear of medical bills, denial of injury, and risk of being terminated for missing work are a few of the reasons why people avoid seeking medical attention even if they believe they might be hurt. Avoiding medical treatment after sustaining an injury may cause the injury to worsen, or even worse, could cause a lifetime of pain and discomfort. Trauma to the head and brain are also common injuries sustained during a car crash and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Head injuries can have devastating impacts and can worsen without warning.
If you, or someone you know, has been involved in a crash and suffered serious injuries, then you, or they, may want to seek medical attention immediately. Remember to gather as much information on your injuries as possible and do your best to keep records of all your doctor, hospital, or medical related visits.
Remember to always be aware of road conditions to prepare you for a safe commute. If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, seek medical attention immediately if you suspect injury. After that, call Castle Law Office at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can email us and schedule your free consultation.