If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should still seek medical help in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus has led to our doctors offices and hospitals being overrun, and understandably so. This is a new disease that is deadly for some, so it should be taken very seriously. Still, normal accidents and injuries are still occurring. There are still cars on the road, and while there may be far fewer vehicles, there is still the risk of accidents and injury.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you should absolutely still seek medical care. Diligently following doctors’ orders will be crucial in maximizing the case value of your personal injury lawsuit – from emergency surgeries down to physical therapy or necessary surgeries later on. So how do you get medical treatment during the coronavirus pandemic?
Seeing a Doctor Amidst Coronavirus
People injured in a car accident don’t need to be afraid of seeking medical care at hospitals or clinics right now. Almost all major practitioners are practicing telemedicine, or even scheduling home visits. It’s important to reach out to your healthcare provider to see what options you have for contacting a doctor during this time. These days, it’s possible to receive medical care without even stepping foot in a clinic or hospital.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the practice of using technology to deliver care at a distance. Typically, a physician in one location uses a telecommunications or video platform to assess a patient remotely. If your provider can make this available to you, this is the best way to reach out to them without risking exposure to the coronavirus.
If you do go into a doctor’s office or hospital at this time, follow the CDC guidelines for how to prevent getting sick and limiting exposure.
Will Delays Affect My Case?
Given the overrun capacity of most hospitals, it may be some time until you can schedule a doctor’s appointment. This may lead to delays in treatment, and thus a delay in resolving your case. Delays will not result in a reduction of case value, but we must wait to settle a case until treatment has substantially finished.
Getting Help from Galperin & Associates
The important thing is to remain diligent about seeking treatment for any injuries. Make sure to keep your attorney fully informed of any delays due to coronavirus. The attorneys at Galperin & Associates know that all accidents are different and are here to help you maximize your right to recovery. Contact us today at 720-501-3451 to speak to an attorney.