If you've been involved in an accident here in Kentucky, the first thing you need to do is call the police. You will then exchange information with the other party and the police. Once that is done, you will want to make sure you weren't injured. This is very important. If you think you weren't injured and you decided to skip going to a doctor to get checked out, this could hurt your case. The problem is, if you feel pain days later, you may wonder whether the pain was from the accident or not. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Pain may not surface right away.
Where do I start after an accident in Kentucky?
A good starting place is getting information from the police. They may be able to recommend physicians or doctors. They can also call an ambulance for you, especially when someone in your group needs to be transferred to a hospital. Point is, even when you feel fine, get in touch with a doctor on the day of the accident if you can to get checked out.
After you visit your doctor
Once you've found a doctor, listen carefully to the findings and recommendations they tell you. Usually patients are checked to ensure they did not break anything and are sent home when everything turns out fine. Sometimes serious injuries do not show up right away, even after taking x-rays. So, follow up with your primary care doctor.
Consult a chiropractor or specialist if you feel pain in your back so you can be diagnosed properly. If you need a recommendation for a chiropractor, try asking your friends or doctors. Check with local associations and medical agencies to verify legitimacy of medical care professionals you’re consulting. These groups are non-biased, so they will be able to offer you a list along with contact numbers of doctors who can provide treatment according to your needs.
As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I advise everyone to always see a doctor if you were involved in a car accident. This is also for your benefit. The insurance company might not take your claim seriously if you keep postponing medical care. This is because if you were injured from the accident, you would have seen a doctor right away. If you don't see a doctor right away, then it's hard to prove that your injury was from the accident.