Protect Your Rights When Seeking Medical Care after an Auto Accident
Take the Right Steps to Protect Your Health and Your Legal Rights
After a car accident, the first thing you’ll typically do is seek medical treatment for any injuries you’ve suffered. When you do, it’s important that you pay attention to details, so that you maximize your chances of fully recovering for your losses. The attorneys at Bailey & Galyen can help.
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, we have aggressively fought for the rights of motor vehicle accident victims for over three decades, providing effective, aggressive and compassionate representation to clients in Texas and throughout the United States. We place a premium on personal service and attention, giving priority to the individualized needs of our clients. Over the past 35+ years, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for people who have suffered injury because of the carelessness or negligence of other motorists.
We understand the impact a personal injury can have on just about every aspect of your life. We know the anxiety and stress that can permeate your daily activities when your future is uncertain. We’ll work hard to be there when you have questions or just need to talk about your case. We’ll immediately notify you of any changes or developments in your claim, and make certain you understand your options, as well as your prospects for success, so that you can make good decisions moving forward. We strive to return all e-mails and calls as quickly as possible.
Safeguarding Your Rights When Receiving Medical Care
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that you’ve been hurt. It’s not the time to diminish your injuries, or to be strong or heroic. Avoid the natural reaction to tell medical workers that you’re “fine.” Pay close attention to your body. If you have pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, tingling, puffiness or any other unusual condition, make certain you tell medical personnel. If you can’t move under your own power, or you are in a lot of pain, stay where you are and let medical professionals come to you.
It’s always in your best interests to immediately seek treatment for any condition. That minimizes the risk that defense attorneys will argue that your injuries were not serious, or that they were caused by some other, intervening incident.
Be sure to tell emergency medical technicians, doctors and others about everything that seems out of the ordinary. Don’t focus on the obvious injuries and neglect to get treatment or inform medical professionals of lesser injuries. Often, those seemingly minor injuries can be far more debilitating in the long run. For example, a broken bone may heal a whole lot faster and cause less interference with your daily routine than muscle, ligament or tendon injuries.
When receiving medical care, ask doctors to document everything in writing, so that you have a documented record of all diagnoses and treatment.
Contact Bailey & Galyen Today for an Appointment
To arrange a confidential meeting with an experienced and aggressive motor vehicle accident attorney, contact us online or call our offices at 844-402-4530. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and can visit you at your home or in the hospital, if necessary. Se habla Espanol
Our attorneys take all motor vehicle accident claims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t incur any attorney fees unless we recover monetary compensation for your losses.