How to Manage an Auto Accident Injury!
Being involved in an auto accident can be frightening, especially, when you or other people are injured. The most important thing to do is to try and stay calm. Many people may feel irritated, anxious, or even angry from the accident, but you can help calm the situation by remaining under control. The actions you take following an auto accident may affect how your insurance company determines your reimbursement amount, and your actions may also impact your recovery time. At Remedy Medical Group in Redwood City and San Francisco, we want to help you recover and get back to your normal life. Here are a few tips on what to do after being injured in an auto accident.
The most important step to take is to seek medical attention. Seeing a doctor immediately after the auto accident is the best way to prevent any minor conditions from becoming major over time. Even though you may not be feeling any pain at the moment, symptoms such as pain, discomfort, dizziness, and numbness may arise several hours or days after the accident. Additionally, visiting a doctor right away will improve your health and strengthen a personal injury claim to insurance. The important thing is not to wait very long, or it may have an impact on your claim. The time between the auto accident and seeing a doctor could make it hard to prove that your injuries were a result of the crash.
Next, be prepared to take good, detailed notes and photographs. Taking photographs is also an essential part of your claim because they help prove your injuries. You may want to have somebody to take pictures of your injuries for you, particularly if bruising, cuts, or scrapes are present. The notes, however, should be of the entire process, including: injuries, medical receipts, and the names and addresses of doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists or any other health professional. Many people begin keeping a journal about medical attention and the injuries suffered, inconveniences, and the degree of pain. Also, be sure to note down all correspondences with medical professionals, which includes emails, texts, and phone calls. Maintaining a receipt book is a good way to view your progress in your claim case. Good receipts to retain are those for prescriptions, equipment (crutches, walkers, or canes), and co-payments.
Lastly, you will certainly want to consider a personal injury attorney. With an attorney in your corner, you will have the support necessary to navigate through the legal process of your injury claim. Most doctors and physical therapists work closely with attorneys.
In the end, the most important aspect of an auto accident injury is your health and safety. At Remedy Medical Group, we understand the inconveniences that auto accidents can produce and the impact that injuries can have on your health. That is why, at Remedy Medical Group in Redwood City and San Francisco, we want to help you recover and get back to your normal life.
For more information on how the experienced doctors at Remedy Medical Group can help you recover, call (650) 306-9490 now to schedule an appointment. Don’t wait for your symptoms to worsen. If you’ve been in an auto accident, the time for medical attention is now. Call (650) 306-9490.