An emergency room visit is the worst of the worst. Imagine a situation where you, or a loved one, has been involved in a car accident. Maybe it was serious enough to warrant an immediate emergency room visit. Or maybe you’re going after the incident, to “cover your bases” (we’d like to note this is smart and vital to proving injuries were caused by the accident).
Either way, it’s not a fun experience. ERs are hectic, uncomfortable, and a time-consuming proposition. What can you do to pass the time while waiting?
1. Don’t give up and leave. The ER can really test your patience, but no matter how tempting, it is very important to stay for all treatment and exams. This can be critical to your case when seeking compensation.
2. Phone a friend. Call someone to be with you, or better yet, take you to the ER. Your emotions will be heightened after an accident, so having someone there to support you and help you through your visit can be very helpful to you and the doctors treating you.
3. Create a timeline of events. The more time that passes, the more difficult it is to recall the details of the accident. While you are passing the time, document what happened. Having someone there with you can also help with this.
4. Make sure to tell your doctor you’ve been in an accident. While this may be obvious to you, it is important to ensure your doctor is informed as well. This way, they can go over your injuries and ensure you are receiving proper treatment – even things you might not be directly aware of.
There’s nothing fun about an accident, even less if you or a loved one is facing a serious or acute injury with long-term effects. Many car accidents are handled through insurance without issue – but if you’re feeling things are getting out of hand, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 951-699-2100. We will discuss your options and get things on track!