Alpharetta Truck Accident Attorney
HS Law represents victims in Alpharetta and the Greater Atlanta area who have been injured by a tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle.
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Receiving Medical Treatment
After your accident there are a few different places you might receive medical treatment.
Medical treatment immediately after the accident
If you were seriously injured or requested medical assistance from emergency personnel at the accident scene you will be transported by an EMT to the hospital where you will be treated by the staff nurses and doctors. Things to keep in mind when talking to the doctors and nurses:
- Limit your conversation to injuries related to the car accident.
- But be sure to tell the doctor about all injuries related to your car accident. While you may be focused on what is causing the most immediate pain, do not forget to tell the doctor about all injuries. For example, you may suffer a broken wrist that is very painful in a car accident and also have minor neck pain.
- If you don’t report the initial injury, insurance companies will try to argue that any injury not initially reported was the result of subsequent accident or injury.
- If asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10, do not “try to be tough”. If you pain is an 8 out of 10, be honest and report that number.
- Do not downplay your pain. Doctors need honest answers to provide the best treatment possible. By downplaying legitimate injuries, you are giving insurance companies the evidence they need to minimize the value of your case.
Other medical treatment options
- Primary Care Doctor. If pain arises after you leave the scene of the accident, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor.
- Chiropractic Professional. Licensed health-care providers who treat injuries and damages to your joints. In many cases, a chiropractor will use an x-ray to assess your injuries.
- Orthopedic Doctor. These physicians can help diagnose, and treat, injuries to your joints, tendons, and bones. In many cases, an orthopedic doctor will be able to assess your injuries using an MRI or x-ray.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Some types of injuries like broken bones and large cuts make the need for medical attention clear. Other symptoms, like minor aches and pains, should also be checked out by a medical professional immediately to avoid the long term consequences of a lingering injury.
Some of the most common car accident injuries:
- Spinal Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Bones
Types of Damages You Can Sue For After a Truck Accident
Generally, you are entitled to pursue all damages that were caused by the truck accident. These damages include:
- Property damage. Includes vehicle repairs, transportation costs and diminished value of your vehicle
- Medical costs. Current medical bills, future medical bills
- Lost Wages. Including past and future lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering. Including past, present, and future pain and suffering.
- Punitive Damages. Every trucking case brings with it a chance for the injured party to recover punitive damages. In a trucking case, the opportunity to recover punitive damages is much more common.