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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.

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Medical Treatment After A Car Accident

by Gina Hill

1.6 million accidents in 2012 involved an injury of some kind. These injuries range in severity from small cuts and bruises to debilitating injuries that change a person's quality of life forever. If you or someone you love gets injured because of an accident, contact a car accident law firm for help collecting the compensation that you deserve. 

Common Injuries

The main types of injuries after a car accident include:

  • head injuries
  • back injuries
  • neck injuries
  • chest injuries
  • abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • leg and knee injuries
  • emotional suffering

Whiplash is the most common injury experienced after a car accident. Car accidents also make up 17.3% of traumatic brain injuries. Brain trauma can result in severe disability and even death. Finally, it's important to maintain psychological health after an accident. Many people will experience depression, anxiety, and a variety of other emotional disorders after a traumatizing accident. 

Delayed Symptoms

Many people leave the scene of an accident feeling just fine, then experience severe symptoms a couple of hours later. These delayed symptoms are surprisingly common. The most common symptom is pain and soreness. More serious symptoms that could be signs of a concussion include blurry vision, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Get medical attention if you think you might have a concussion. 

What to Do After an Accident

Even if you think the accident was clearly not your fault, the first thing you should do is gather information. Get the other party's contact information and insurance information. Use your phone to take pictures of what happened.

Always go to the hospital after a significant car accident to get yourself checked out. You may have internal injuries that you cannot see. If possible, collect evidence before you go to the hospital. 

Call your car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Don't wait and make a critical mistake that will cost you in the long run. Many lawyers even offer free consultations to go over your specific case. 

Who Pays?

If the other party is found to be at fault, their insurance company should compensate your insurance company for the repairs and medical bills up to a certain amount. If the other person's insurance policy doesn't cover the entire cost of your medical expenses, your insurance will contribute to the costs if you have a uninsured/under-insured policy. Remember to pay your medical bills as you receive them. You cannot recover the costs of late fees or other penalties for failure to pay.

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