Should I Go to the Hospital After an Accident?
If the accident was serious, you may not have had a choice in the matter.
Often, an ambulance will show up at the scene to take those involved away
in an ambulance just as a precaution. If you were not automatically taken
to the hospital, it may be a good idea to do so. Having an approved doctor
give you a medical evaluation can contribute to the total amount of compensation
you are entitled to.
Every basic auto insurance policy will include some sort of bodily injury
coverage. If you were not at fault for your accident, Nevada law requires
the at-fault driver to carry a minimum of $15,000 bodily injury coverage
per person. Your medical compensation would come out of this amount. In
the event of a serious accident, $15,000 per person bodily injury and
$30,000 per accident bodily injury may not be enough to cover medical costs.
Your car accident attorney could advise you on whether or not you should
file a lawsuit. To avoid lawsuits, many drivers purchase more than the
minimum required coverage. There is also something called personal injury
protection (PIP). The state of Nevada does not require PIP. This type
of insurance is "no fault" which means it payments do not necessitate
You should not wait to visit the doctor after an accident. It is important
that you do this as soon as possible for two reasons. For one, your physical
wellbeing is important and medical treatment should never be delayed as
this could worsen your condition. Second, medical reports are vital pieces
of evidence for your claim. When the insurance company is determining
how much to award you for bodily injury compensation, they will base their
decision in part on your medical examination.
If you were injured in a car accident and the other driver either didn't
stop to render aid (hit-and-run) or they did not possess insurance/adequate
insurance, talk to our firm as soon as possible. Shook & Stone's
car accident lawyers are experienced in this area, and can walk you through even the most complex
auto insurance claims.