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What to Expect After Your Hospital Stay
Following a Car Wreck?

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C.L. Mike Schmidt Published by C.L. Mike Schmidt

Navigating the aftermath of a car wreck can be overwhelming and stressful. You may feel confused and unsure of what to do next.

As a personal injury attorney with experience handling motor vehicle accidents, I can offer guidance through the process and provide practical advice to help you get your life back on track.

We'll discuss what to expect after you leave the hospital after a car wreck and the importance of contacting an attorney to seek compensation.

Quick Summary

  • Obtain medical records, contact an attorney, and make insurance claims after leaving the hospital following a car wreck.
  • Understand disability benefits and workers' compensation to receive appropriate compensation for incapacity to work.
  • Consult with an experienced car accident attorney to pursue compensation and ensure legal rights are upheld when dealing with insurance companies or negotiating fair settlements.

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What to Expect After You Leave the Hospital After a Car Wreck?

Person on a call after a car accidentAfter you leave the hospital after a car accident, you should there are steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition back to your life, including dealing with hospital discharge, contacting an attorney, making insurance claims, and exploring disability benefits or workers' compensation.

In this section, we'll delve into these aspects and help you understand what to expect after you leave the hospital after a car wreck.

By seeking medical treatment and attention, you can focus on your recovery while also protecting your rights and interests.

Remember, your health and well-being should be your top priority during this time, so don't hesitate to seek medical care, medical treatment, and attention to take care of yourself.

Hospital Discharge

Upon hospital discharge, it's essential to obtain your medical records, prescriptions, and any follow-up care instructions from the emergency room medical staff [1].

These documents will not only help you in your recovery process but also serve as evidence to support your personal injury claim if needed.

Don't forget to follow up with your primary care physician or any specialist referrals, as they will continue to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.

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Speak To An Attorney

Person talking to a lawyerIt is important to seek the advice of a knowledgeable car accident lawyer during the recovery process and legal representation.

They can assist you with the legal proceedings and ensure that you recover compensation for expenses like medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

An attorney can negotiate with the at-fault party's insurance company and take legal action to protect your rights and secure the car accident compensation you are entitled to.

To find the right attorney, seek referrals from friends, family members, or your State Bar Association. Schedule meetings with multiple car accident lawyers to find one you feel comfortable with and who specializes in auto accident cases.

Make An Insurance Claim

Lawyer gavel next to a stethoscopeFiling an insurance claim after a car wreck is important in securing compensation for medical expenses and other damages [2]. 

To do this, contact your insurance company promptly and provide them with the appropriate information, such as the accident's place, date, and time, as well as any other documents required to substantiate your claim.

Being honest and thorough when dealing with insurance companies is crucial, as any discrepancies or omissions can harm your claim.

To ensure a fair settlement offer, seek medical attention immediately after the accident and report all pain and discomfort to your medical treatment providers.

Remember, the more evidence you have to support your injury claims, the stronger your case will be against the insurance company.

Disability Benefits & Workers' Compensation

If your injuries from the car wreck have impacted your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits or workers' compensation [3]. 

To receive compensation for lost wages due to injuries, a medical doctor must provide a written statement confirming that you cannot fulfill your job duties due to the injuries sustained in the auto accident.

"If you have private disability insurance coverage, you may qualify for benefits. You might also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income based on your circumstances."
- Thomas G. Kemmy, Trial Attorney at Kenny Law Firm

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FAQs

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Serious Car Accident?

Recovery time after a serious car accident can vary greatly, depending on the severity of the injuries sustained and the individual's overall health. It can range from a few weeks to several months or even longer.

What To Do After A Traumatic Car Accident?

After a traumatic car accident, your priority should be your health and well-being. Seek immediate medical attention for any car accident injuries sustained, even if they seem minor. Some serious injuries may not be immediately apparent, so it's essential to have a thorough examination by a medical professional.

Contact An Attorney To Get Your Life Back In Order

Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming, but seeking the guidance of an experienced car accident attorney can make a world of difference.

At the Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm, our attorneys will schedule a free consultation to listen to you to help you navigate the complex legal process, protect your rights, and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.


References:

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/hospitals/going-into-hospital/being-discharged-from-hospital/
  2. https://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/95-guides/01-auto/hadaccident.cfm
  3. https://www.dol.ks.gov/wc-faqs

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