An individual can visit their primary care doctor after experiencing injuries and/or aggravating a condition as a result of an auto collision but the primary care doctor may or may not be properly trained or experienced to treat auto accident injuries. Fortunately, there are many healthcare professionals who do specialize in these type of cases.
After experiencing a traffic collision, the first step the individual should take is to make sure they call the police subsequently following the accident. In some cases, victims of automobile accidents do not call the police or do not receive a police report after the events. If this ever occurs and the party at fault for the auto accident does not admit fault to their insurance company, the individual may find the insurance company denying their claim. Furthermore, it’s essential for auto accident victims to call the police right away after the incident as they could be experiencing pain and other symptoms and may require immediate medical intervention.
Unfortunately for many individuals, finding medical care after an auto accident can be difficult if one doesn’t know where to look or even begin. If the individual attended the emergency room following an accident, more than likely, they may have had to undergo a series of X-rays or CT-scans and they may have been released with pain killers and muscle relaxers. While prescription medications are used frequently to relieve symptoms, these are only meant to function temporarily and the individual may soon realize they are still in pain after leaving the hospital.
When an individual is unexpectedly involved in an automobile accident, whether they have suffered visible injuries or an underlying condition, it’s important for them to seek immediate medical attention. While getting the medical care they need and deserve is crucial, finding the appropriate healthcare services can be difficult, but an auto accident doctor can help improve injuries and symptoms related to auto collisions. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.