Just for a moment consider the unthinkable: You’re driving through the intersection of Flamingo and Decatur, listening to your favorite music, thinking about shopping, picking up the kids, going to a meeting when suddenly you’re completely disoriented by a loud crash and a jolt. You’ve been t-boned by a careless driver. You’re in shock and may not even recall the moment of the impact. You don’t know if you’ve been injured. You don’t know the extent of your injuries—what to do next, whether it’s okay to move, if you need to get out of the car and how to get help; and this is assuming you’re able to think clearly about your situation. On the other hand, your first recollection may be as you wake up in an ambulance or in a hospital bed.

Following an auto accident, most otherwise healthy people have no idea what to do: What kind of medical care they need, where to get it. They may have never been injured in an accident before. On top of the physical pain they are likely also in a state of severe psychological distress and panic as they do not know what to do with their injuries.

Get an Accurate Diagnosis of Your Injuries in The First 24 Hours After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

The first 24 hours after being injured in an auto accident are crucial to making a good recovery. First and foremost, you need an accurate diagnosis of your injuries, so that the proper course of treatment can be prescribed. Even if you feel no immediate pain, realize that your body may be cloaking the presence of an injury as a natural defense mechanism. People have been known to experience serious, even life-threatening injuries and yet feel no pain in the hours after an auto accident. You need to see a physician as soon as possible, and not necessarily your primary care physician. It’s best to see a medical professional who specializes in the types of traumatic injuries typically occurring in auto accidents.

Begin Injury Treatment Soon After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

Your body may be far more receptive to healing measures in the crucial few hours immediately after a traumatic injury compared to healing that begins much later. The cycle of pain may be more easily broken, further injury prevented, and your body’s natural healing process supported when you receive immediate treatment.

Prompt Diagnosis Affects Compensation After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

An accurate, prompt diagnosis within the first 24 hours from a medical professional specializing in treating auto accident related injuries is also crucial to ensuring that you are compensated fairly for your injuries. Seeking medical attention promptly allows medical professionals to document the full extent of the injuries you suffered immediately following an auto accident. It also allows medical professionals to more accurately gauge the kind of future treatment that you may need given the extent of your injuries. Having this early, accurate assessment of your injuries is essential to ensuring that you are fairly compensated later down the line when making a claim to the insurance company of the person who hit you. It is extremely important to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Where to Find Help After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

Paul Padda Law is the place to find the guidance and help you need after being injured in an auto accident. This law firm specializes in helping clients recover from traumatic injuries, physically, financially and emotionally. The firm works daily with top Las Vegas medical professionals who specialize in treating the types of injuries generally caused by auto accidents. This close relationship ensures that clients receive the prompt attention and the top-quality medical care they need following an auto accident.

If you are injured in an auto accident don’t panic because you don’t know what to do about your injuries. Immediately call Paul Padda Law instead, and we will ensure that you receive the prompt medical attention that you need.

Find Additional Peace of Mind After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

In the confusing moments immediately following being injured in an auto accident, you may forget all the advice in this article. That’s natural, and for this reason, Paul Padda Law has created a handy glove box guide. The only thing you need to remember following an auto accident is to pull the guide out of your glove box or ask someone present to help you do this. The guide will help you through the necessary steps to take immediately following the accident: Actions to take, actions to avoid, what to document and more.