In the aftermath of a car accident, especially when you are injured and require emergency treatment, you may feel dazed, confused, and shaken up. With all these emotions and the pain of your injuries, it is not easy to think straight and make the right decisions. This is very true, specifically when thinking about how to act in a way that is in your best interests and that will not harm a personal injury claim should you decide to file one.

If you were injured in a Pennsylvania car accident or a loved one was harmed in a crash, it is best to connect with a local attorney who understands how to manage these sometimes complicated legal claims. Victims must obtain all the compensation they are entitled to for their damages. These damages could be missed wages, medical expenses, property damages, and more. For help with the personal injury claims process in Pennsylvania, the car accident attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices are here to support victims and advocate on their behalf.

Emergency Room Mistakes After a Crash

If you are in an emergency room after a crash, it is fair to say you clearly sustained physical bodily harm. You may not be engaging in such communication depending on how severe your harm is. In this instance, there is not much you can proactively do because of how considerably you were hurt.

But, if your injuries are not catastrophic and you can collect yourself enough to align your thoughts, these tips can help you proceed with caution and attention while in emergency care. As a result, you will be better positioned to both get the most proper treatment for your injuries and preserve your prospects of maximum recovery when you file your injury claim.

If you are able, avoid these common mistakes.

  • Not communicating clearly to the doctor all the pain and discomfort you are feeling. You must not leave anything out and tell your doctor exactly what is happening with your body.
  • Being long-winded with your descriptions. Speak very concisely about your harm and do not make assumptions about what type of injuries you suffered or offer your own personal diagnoses. This is the job of the medical team that is caring for you and evaluating your injuries. Also, discussing who you think is culpable for your accident is unnecessary. Get to the point and keep your descriptions brief as you tell the medical team how you feel and what hurts.
  • Failure to see your doctor. After an emergency room visit, it is best to ensure you are thoroughly cared for and can have as full of a recovery as possible to see your primary care doctor too. This action is not only for your physical benefit but can also strengthen your claim that you suffered serious harm from your crash.

Speak with a Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney Today

After you come home from the emergency room, you may have a case to file a claim for compensation for your losses. Speaking with an attorney soon after your accident increases your ability to be successful with a claim.

Schedule a free initial consultation with the Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or cost until we win your case.

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