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What To Do If you Are In An Automobile Accident

There are hundreds of car accidents in Louisiana that occur each day. It is common to think that most injuries occur during high speed car crashes, however the opposite is actually true. The majority of all automobile accidents in the United States occur at speeds of between 35 and 40 mph.

The result of the automobile accidents commonly affect the neck and back of the human body. The severe forces at play during a vehicle’s impact with another object can cause a variety of injuries. Below is a list of some of the injuries that can possible occur:

    • Back Injury   |   sprain, strain, disc injury, broken back or injury to spinal cord
    • Arm/Shoulder Injuries   |   sprain, strain, fracture or dislocation
    • Leg/Knee/Foot Injuries   |   bruise, fracture, sprain, strain, dislocation or ligament/hip injury
    • Facial/Head Injuries   |   scrapes, bruises, lacerations, broken bones and tooth injuries
    • Brain Injury   |   concussion, closed head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
    • Neck Injury   |   whiplash, sprain, strain or fracture

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Victims need to always seek medical attention after an automobile accident. After an accident, the shock can prevent victims from realizing pain or injuries immediately after. It is recommended to always be precautionary to seek medical attention rather than waiting several hours or several days after. Paramedics do provide a small amount medical assessment at the scene of a crash. However, this should not replace a thorough medical exam.

Auto accident victims might delay seeking medical treatment to see if pain and other symptoms go away or improve. Most injuries following a car accident develop or grow worse over time. Our location, at In & Out Urgent Care has evening, weekend and holiday hours in order to provide medical treatment after normal business hours. No appointment is necessary, we accept walk-in appointments, for a complete evaluation. If it is necessary we will send patients to the emergency room.

Accident CareNow Provided at In & Out Urgent Care

Numerous automobile accident victims will visit hospital emergency rooms. In an emergency room, doctors must triage the most serious illnesses and injuries at the time, so quick relief from pain and discomfort may not be available. Having to wait several hours in emergency rooms discourage many people from seeking medical treatment. By not seeking medical treatment immediately after an accident, it allows the symptoms of injuries in the hours and days following an automobile accident to get worse. At Accident CareNow, our friendly staff will act quickly to take a complete medical history and our medical providers will conduct a full examination to determine any possible injuries. You can also return if further symptoms or injuries develop. You can rely on In & Out Urgent Care to provide fast care after an auto accident.