Post Crash Medical Care Questions and Answers

March 31, 2015 by  
Filed under Motorcycle Safety

s15-70x70In the aftermath of a horrible motorcycle rider accident involving a passenger car, the need for medical care is apparent. There are also many cases where a person was involved in a wreck but feels relatively healthy, all things considered. Sometimes crash victims that feel okay will skip going to the doctor immediately only to suffer pain and disruptions later on. The need for medical and legal care after such an event is crucial to a person’s full recovery.

Immediate Care is Key

Whether you are able to make it on your own or need an ambulance, medical care the day of the accident is important. Some injuries are very apparent and require emergency care. Even if a victim is suffering what seems like minor aches and pains, they should still visit a physician. A doctor will be able to look at underlying factors and determine the realm of injury. There could be cases where a person manifests no major pain but has internal bleeding or organ damage.

Establishing a Record

Trauma care can give the patient a much better chance at a full recovery. No matter what the extent of the injuries, the medical visit will be able to determine the extent of damage to the body. Beyond that, it forms a benchmark for later treatment and therapy to follow. The records, scans, and photos of the injuries will be able to help the patient and their attorney determine the best path to follow. A full examination will determine what parts of the body are damaged, what hurts, and whether the injuries are minor or major. All of this is vital for building a case and a long term recovery.

The appropriate diagnosis will also allow for a doctor to prescribe the right course of therapy. This could include the use of certain drugs to treat pains or other conditions. This might necessitate surgery to fix issues caused by the accident. There may be a need for therapy for the patient.

Covering the Cost of Therapy

Many times such injuries will require extensive therapy to get a person back to where they were before the accident. In some cases, the victim will never fully recover. Weeks and months of intensive therapy is often very expensive, and many insurance companies are loath to pick up the bill. Often they have to be persuaded to follow their own policies by a personal injury expert fighting on behalf of the client.

Receiving Legal Assistance as Needed

In most cases, there is need for legal assistance on top of the medical. The cost of such injuries can be catastrophic, as can the building costs of lost work, loss of enjoyment, or even premature death. Altogether these problems can easily overwhelm an accident victim that has already gone through a lot. The right attorney will be able to assist in finding quality medical care and the means to pay for it. They can also help with many factors regarding your lifestyle and ability to support your family.

Contact Michael Ehline and Ehline Law for more information regarding how to proceed. Our experienced attorneys are specialized in car accidents and have successfully handled hundreds of similar cases with success. We answer the phone any time of the day or night and will come to visit you as needed. We offer free consultations and work on contingency. Call us today for more information at 888-400-9721 or email us using the form to the left.

Resources:

http://motorcycleaccident.ehlinelaw.com/post-crash-medical-care/

Written by Doos