SEEING YOUR DOCTOR AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT
Your health is your top priority after a truck accident. That’s why it’s important to see your doctor right away and receive the medical care you may need. Seeing your doctor or any other medical provider after a truck collision is also essential for many different reasons, especially if you plan on pursuing financial compensation and need to establish the extent of your injuries.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEING A DOCTOR
After a truck accident, your doctor can treat your injuries and perform a full check-up to rule out any internal injuries. When filing a claim for compensation, you will likely need a record of your medical condition to establish the severity and nature of any injuries you sustained, in addition to preserving your health, your doctor’s physical examination can help prove the extent of your injuries. Your doctor will keep a detailed file on your injuries, treatment, and the progression of your symptoms.
If you are in New York (a no-fault insurance state), you may choose to file a claim with the no-fault insurance carrier to recover economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages. In this case, you may be required to undergo an independent medical examination (IME) by the no-fault insurance company to assess your injuries. In order to receive compensation, you may be required to attend this exam, or your claim could be denied outright.
YOUR LONG-TERM PROGNOSIS
Even if you feel okay after an accident, you may still be at risk for developing long-term pain or disability. Your doctor can diagnose any potential problems you may experience down the road, such as chronic back or neck pain, numbness, joint issues, and more. Treatment that addresses long-term pain or limitations, such as physical therapy, may also be necessary if you suffer from a more serious injury. This information will all be included in your doctor’s medical report and may be important to your personal injury claim later.
TRUCK CRASH INJURIES
You can sustain many different types of injuries in a truck crash that will require immediate and/or long-term medical care. Because many trucks, especially commercial tractor-trailers, are so large, the risk for more serious injuries increases. Accident injuries that vehicle occupants can suffer in a truck accident include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (i.e. skull fracture)
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Facial injuries
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a collision with a truck, contact William Mattar today to get started on your personal injury claim.
YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIM
Once you’ve received medical care from your doctor or another medical professional, a truck accident attorney at William Mattar can use this information to make a case on your behalf. He or she can show the trucking company and the insurance company that you deserve compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
CONTACT A TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY TODAY
A truck accident can make it difficult or even impossible for you to work or partake in the activities you once enjoyed. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, the experienced truck accident attorneys at William Mattar can help. Our legal team can help you seek financial compensation and get your life back on track after sustaining a serious injury. Just dial (844) 444-4444 or complete our free online form today to schedule an initial consultation.