Emergency Room after Car Accident
After a car accident, you should always call the police and request they come to the scene of the accident. When the police arrive (or even if they don’t arrive), generally, the first question I asked is whether you’ve been injured or not in the car accident? Based on your response, they may ask you if you need immediate medical attention. If you say you do, either an ambulance or EMS, and potentially the fire department, because they are trained first responders, will be dispatched to the scene of the accident.
Upon arrival, you will be asked to identify your immediate symptoms, and if possible, treated at the scene. If your injuries are severe, or require immediate medical treatment, or immediate medical care by a doctor, you will have the opportunity to be transported by ambulance to the appropriate hospital.
Should I still go to the Emergency Room if the next day I feel severely injured?
Many times EMS and emergency room care is often denied at the scene of the accident. However, there after generally within the next few days after the accident, you might feel your symptoms are increasing in severity. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, one should attend a local, urgent care or emergency room to be evaluated. There is generally no good reason not to consult with a medical professional after a car accident with increased severity and symptoms.
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