Treatment in the ER After a Car Accident
After a car accident, always do a quick self-assessment to see if you might have suffered injuries. In some situations, injuries will be clear, and you might need an ambulance ride. In others, you might not be sure whether you should go to the emergency room after you are okay to leave the scene of the crash. It is always a good idea to get checked out in the ER and to know what to expect.
First, doctors will ask about your symptoms if you are able to answer questions. They might perform diagnostic tests depending on the symptoms you’re presenting. These can include:
- CT scans
- Visual examinations of wounds
- Concussion protocol tests
If they diagnose injuries, your ER treatment will vary depending on the nature of your injuries. You might need sutures for lacerations. They might prep you for emergency surgery. They might issue you medication and send you home, or you might be admitted to the hospital. The experience can vary widely depending on your diagnosis.
One thing that all emergency room treatment has in common is that you will receive a bill afterward. This bill can be shocking, and it signals that it is time to call a car accident attorney – if you haven’t yet done so. An attorney can assess whether you have the right to recover for all of your injury-related expenses, which include emergency room treatment.
Seek Legal Help from a Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney
At Jalilvand Law, we are dedicated to helping protect the rights of car crash victims so they can get the treatment and recovery time they need. Our Beverly Hills car accident lawyer can evaluate your rights, so please contact us online or call 310.478.5800 for a free consultation as soon as possible after your injuries.