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Seeking Medical Treatment for Serious Injuries After a Car Accident

The shock of an auto accident might be so overwhelming that you become confused about your own need to seek medical treatment for serious injuries. However, car crash victims can suffer complicated health issues that last long after the initial impact. That is why you should receive medical attention as soon as possible to determine what kind of ongoing care may be necessary following a collision.

If you were involved in an accident, you should think first and foremost about your well-being. This outweighs concerns about auto damages and repairs. If either you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, then contact The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at (281) 283-8500. We are Houston car accident lawyers who know how to get the compensation you deserve for medical bills you may incur.

Emergency Medical Care

If you feel seriously injured or are not sure about your injuries after a car accident, you should always visit the emergency room. Soft tissue damage and even bone fractures may go unnoticed, yet failure to treat them as soon as possible can be both painful and costly. In addition, conditions like dizziness, slurred speech, and vomiting may be due to a traumatic brain injury like a concussion, but this prognosis requires a neurological exam, CT scan, and/or MRI scan. Moreover, x-rays of the neck, shoulder, and chest are highly advisable, especially since some conditions may be overlooked without testing. At the very least, a trip to the emergency room demonstrates your concern for your health, which will be imperative if there is ultimately a claim for medical compensation.

Primary and Specialty Healthcare

Dedicated medical care commonly follows emergency room treatment after a car accident. While a primary care doctor may be able to treat you for simple injuries, if you have serious injuries, you’ll likely need to see a specialist. This could include, for example, a neurologist, an orthopedic expert, a surgeon, and/or a pain management specialist. Their treatment and care may be extensive and costly, yet necessary to overcome the serious injuries a car accident can cause. You may also require ongoing physical therapy to regain control of your life.

Chiropractic Care

A motor accident often causes back pain, which is why you might seek chiropractic care for spinal manipulation and adjustment. A chiropractor might also treat whiplash, i.e., a neck sprain or strain. Furthermore, the treatment a chiropractor offers can help reduce inflammation of ligaments and muscles, restore joint mobility, and reduce scar tissue as ligaments, tendons, and muscles heal.

Contact Houston Serious Injury Lawyers for Help

If you assume you don’t need medical treatment, you could be taking serious injuries too lightly and the results could prove devastating. Our Houston personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for injuries you’ve sustained. Call The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at (281) 283-8500 to schedule a free consultation about your case.