Injuries that Might Need Emergency Treatment

Monday, June 22, 2020

Injuries that Might Need Emergency Treatment

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Accidents that are caused by someone else’s negligence can result in significant injuries that require emergency medical treatment. Accident victims may also need one or more medical procedures in order to recover from their injuries.

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by someone else, and you had to receive emergency medical treatment, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault individual for damages. The Chicago personal injury legal team at Malman Law is ready to assist you with filing a legal claim or lawsuit against the at-fault individual on your behalf today. 

Types of Accidents that Can Lead to Serious Injuries

If you suffer an injury in an accident, there is a good chance that you will require emergency medical treatment. Accidents that can result in severe injuries include car and truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents in the workplace.

Types of Injuries Needing Emergency Medical Treatment

There are many types of injuries that you may suffer in an accident, after which you may need emergency medical treatment. Some of those injuries include the following:

  • Broken bonesFractures and broken bones often require a surgical procedure to correct. These types of procedures are often performed in a hospital or surgical center. If you suspect that you have suffered a bone fracture following an accident, you should go to a hospital emergency room right away. While you are at the hospital, medical providers will take x-rays to determine if you have broken a bone or sustained a fracture.
  • Traumatic head injuryHead injuries also typically require emergency medical treatment following an accident. At a hospital or urgent care center, a head scan or MRI will likely be done. These diagnostic tests can be used to determine if you suffered a concussion or some other serious head injury in your accident.
  • Soft tissue injury — A soft tissue injury is an injury to a muscle or muscle group, such as a muscular strain, sprain, or contusion, and may require emergency medical treatment to promptly diagnose.

Taking Legal Action

If you suffered any of these injuries in an accident that was caused by another individual’s negligence, you may be able to file a legal claim or lawsuit against that individual, depending upon the circumstances. In order to be successful in a personal injury claim, you will need to show that the person who was at fault behaved unreasonably under the circumstances. Moreover, you must demonstrate that you suffered an injury as a result of the accident in which you were involved.

As part of a personal injury case, you may be able to pursue money damages and compensation for your medical treatment, lost earnings, emotional distress, mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and permanent disfigurement, among other types of damages. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can assist you with pursuing and maximizing the amount of monetary compensation that you are able to recover in your case.

Contact a Knowledgeable Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you are involved in an accident in which you sustain one or more injuries, it is important that you seek emergency medical treatment right away. A hospital ER or urgent care facility can perform the necessary testing and determine the seriousness of your injury or injuries. A healthcare provider can also recommend appropriate follow-up medical treatment.

Once you have finished treating, the experienced legal team at Malman Law can assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit for monetary damages. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Chicago personal injury attorney, please call us today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online for more information about how we can help. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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