Who Needs an Ambulance Ride from a Crash Scene?

Monday, January 25, 2021

Who Needs an Ambulance Ride from a Crash Scene?

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

Who Needs an Ambulance Ride from a Crash Scene?

Medical care is of utmost importance after an injury. Sometimes, you might need to take an ambulance to the hospital. When it comes to your health, you can never be too careful. Once your medical condition is stabilized, you’ll want to meet with a lawyer to discuss your rights.

Car accidents are often shocking, confusing, and traumatic. If your injuries are serious enough, you won’t be given the option; an ambulance will take you to the emergency room. If you are injured but still conscious, the law enforcement officer responding or EMTs already at the scene might ask you if you want to take an ambulance to the emergency room.

For victims who know they are injured but aren’t sure how bad, it can be challenging to determine if they should take an ambulance to the scene or seek care elsewhere at a later time. While this might seem like a minor decision to make, it can impact not only your health but also your injury claim. You might be wondering what an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer might recommend when it comes to taking an ambulance after an auto accident.

When to Take an Ambulance

Some injuries make it quite evident that the victim needs immediate medical attention and should take an ambulance. Other injuries can leave people on the fence. Keep in mind that ambulance rides save many lives. Sometimes those injured in a car accident can go from feeling okay and talking one minute to unconscious or seizing the next. If you take an ambulance, you’ll have continuous monitoring by medical professionals. If anything happens before you get to the hospital, help is right there. Anyone experiencing the following symptoms should consider taking an ambulance:

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. Dizziness
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Loss of hearing
  5. Bleeding
  6. Broken bones
  7. Pounding headache
  8. Disorientation
  9. Swelling
  10. Chest pain
  11. Severe pain
  12. Simply not feeling right

Taking the ambulance can help establish your injury claim, making it more likely that you will receive the compensation you are entitled to. Your Chicago car accident lawyer can use the fact that you took an ambulance as a basis for establishing that you suffered injuries and the extent of your injuries.

What about the Cost?

Too many people injured in an auto accident refuse to take an ambulance due to their worries about its cost or if their insurance will cover it. This is extremely unfortunate as it is typically covered by health insurance, and ambulance rides, like any medical care you receive, is a recoverable expense. A Chicago car accident attorney can be your advocate in getting your expenses and other damages compensated fairly. Don’t let financial concerns keep you from taking the ambulance to the hospital if your injuries warrant it or you feel it is necessary.

Injured in a Wreck? Call a Skilled Chicago Car Accident Lawyer at Malman Law Today

Whether you took an ambulance to the hospital or not, you still deserve financial recovery for your damages. Meeting with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident should be a priority to maintain your rights. Receive a free no-obligation consultation with the skilled car accident attorneys at Malman Law today. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.

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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