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If you find yourself in a situation of sudden injury, be it a car accident, accidental fall, bicycle accident or otherwise, don’t just assume that you can get up and walk away feeling fine. Your body is a complicated system with many different parts, and while you may not notice things immediately, some injuries may take time to expose themselves. With this in mind, we’ve put together this helpful guide for anyone who finds themselves in a sudden injury situation. Read on for more helpful information on what to do if you find yourself suddenly injured.
Communicate With Those Involved
While this may not always be an option for the injured, as sometimes injuries cause us to be incapacitated or unconscious, if you are able to communicate with anyone involved in the accident, most definitely do this. This is less about trying to figure out who was at fault and more about determining if anyone needs assistance or medical attention. You will likely be in shock from whatever the incident may be, so trying to figure out who did what immediately after the accident will not only be difficult, it will likely not be accurate. If you are able to help anyone in need of help, be sure to do so, but also make sure that you are in good shape as well.
Pay Attention To How You Feel
Starting from the time of the injury, while it may be a difficult thing to do given the trauma of the incident, try to do your best to pay attention to how you feel overall. While being involved in a sudden injury will leave you feeling a little bit out of sorts, you should pay close attention to any pain or discomfort that you may be experiencing. Make sure to keep a close eye on any discomfort that you may be experiencing in your neck, back, and especially head. Head related injuries can be incredibly serious and must be taken seriously. Even if it’s a false alarm, it’s better to be safe than sorry in a situation like this. If it’s hard to remember, you can always write down the various symptoms that you may be feeling.
Don’t Avoid The Doctor
While yes, sometimes going to the doctor can be an inconvenience, if you are a victim of sudden injury, avoiding a medical professional is one of the last things that you want to do. While you may feel as though you are okay, there are plenty of injuries that you may have experienced that you could be completely unaware of. As stated earlier, head injuries are incredibly serious, and if neglected, can lead to some rather severe issues. Seeing a doctor after experiencing any sort of sudden injury can not only give you peace of mind in knowing that you’re not in any particular danger, and in some cases, it can draw attention to injuries that you may not have realized that you experienced as a result of the incident. Whatever the case may be, always seek professional medical attention after an accident to ensure that you’re in good shape
Short but effective, those are just a few things to remember if you find yourself in a situation of sudden injury. At Los Angeles City Law, we want nothing more than for you to be safe and in good health. Accidents happen, though, and if you find yourself in need of an accident lawyer, we are here at your service. For more information about our services, contact Los Angeles City Law today!