Is It Best to Take an Ambulance After a Florida Collision?
When you are involved in a car accident, there can be a lot of confusion. One of the things that a person may be confused about is if they should take an ambulance to have their health assessed or if they are able to travel to a doctor on their own. Of course, when injuries are severe, the need for an ambulance ride is clear. If another at the scene of the accident believes you need an ambulance, listening to that individual is usually the best course of action.
After you have your injuries attended to, connect with a Florida personal injury lawyer to discuss what compensation options are available. An attorney can help you negotiate the best terms with insurance companies. Or, when necessary, a lawyer can move your case forward in a court of law.
Injuries May Not Be Immediately Clear
Car crashes are traumatic events and if you are involved in a collision your body will produce adrenaline to cope with the stress of the situation. Because of this, you may not immediately understand the severity of your injuries.
If an injury is slow to be felt or not immediately clear, you may try to shrug off a pain or health issue as an inconvenience. The problem is small pains can be indicators of large problems. It is essential to have medical professionals assess your health. There may be an issue that needs to be treated right away or monitored over time to heal properly.
Driving While Injured Is Risky
Another issue to consider if you do not take an ambulance but plan to go to the hospital, is how will you get there? If you are planning to drive yourself, you have to understand that there are risks. For example, if you are injured and the injury gets worse as you travel, you could lose the ability to drive safely, risking another accident. When you are upset, emotional, and distracted, it can be difficult to think clearly. Your ability to make good decisions could be reduced.
There are also times when you need specialized care. In an ambulance, the paramedics may recognize this and bring you to a location where you can receive the correct treatments. Having professionals attend to your health immediately is often the best course of action.
Issues that need to be evaluated immediately after a car collision:
- Chest pains
- Back and neck pains
- Feeling lightheaded
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
If you or someone you care about was in an accident and experiences any symptoms of injury, have them evaluated by a doctor or healthcare professional without delay. In some cases, this will mean an ambulance ride is needed.
Did you have to take an ambulance after a Florida car accident? You may be facing bills for costly medical care, vehicle damages, and lost income. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your rights. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. We serve clients in Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa.