What to Do After a Car Accident
A car accident is one of the most jarring and frightening experiences a
person can face. In the stressful aftermath of an accident, it can be
difficult to think clearly enough to know what to do. While we all hope
that we will never have to experience an accident, it is important to
At QualCare Rehabilitation, we routinely treat individuals who have been
auto accidents. Our Houston car accident rehabilitation clinic uses a multi-disciplinary
team approach to help our clients recover from their injuries. Our qualified
staff includes physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, pain management
professionals, a neurosurgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, and a clinical psychologist
who work together to ensure the health of our patients.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, take immediate action to
protect your health.
Contact us today at (713) 588-0042 to schedule an appointment.
What to Do After a Houston Car Accident
Our car accident rehabilitation specialists suggest that you take the following
steps after a car accident:
Call for help. If you, a passenger, or another person involved in the accident appears
to be injured, immediately call 911 and request an ambulance. The police
will also arrive at the scene to fill out an accident report; make sure
that you request a copy of this report for your records.
Gather evidence. If you are able and if it is safe to do so, take photos or videos of
the scene of the accident, any damage to your vehicle, and any visible
injuries you may have suffered. Take note of the make and model of the
vehicle that hit you, the license plate number, and the insurance and
contact information of the other driver.
Talk to witnesses. If possible, take down the names and contact information of anyone who
witnessed the accident. Their testimony as to how the accident occurred
could prove invaluable later on.
Seek medical attention. Even if you did not require emergency medical assistance at the time
of the accident, or if you didn’t immediately feel injured, it is
still essential that you seek medical attention. Symptoms of injuries
commonly suffered in car accidents, such as
whiplash and other soft tissue injuries, may not manifest until days after an accident
when the adrenaline has worn off. Prompt assessment of these injuries
is extremely important so that you can receive the treatment you need
and avoid potential complications that could result in long-term problems.
Keep records. After an accident, you should keep records of all out-of-pocket expenses
you incurred as a result of the accident, such as hospital bills, vehicle
repair costs, costs of medical care and follow-up appointments, and more.
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