woman being sent to Trauma Center

The local well-known hospital of New Bedford, St. Luke’s Hospital, run by Southcoast Health just announced plans to open a level II trauma center. This improved hospital designation also comes with a new chief of trauma surgery, Dr. Michael Grossman. Dr. Grossman has previous experience in establishing two successful trauma centers prior to accepting this position at St. Luke’s. A step in the right direction for surrounding areas of New Bedford who now have a new trauma center to rely on in cases of emergency.

Why Car Accidents Usually Result in Injuries?

New Bedford car accident where driver needs to go to a Trauma CenterWhen a car collides with another vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Victims of car accidents range in severity of injuries suffered. Some walk away with only a few scrapes and bruises, while others endure multiple surgeries and years of physical therapy. Car accidents are usually just that, accidents. But the two main causes of car accidents in the U.S. today include drunk driving or speeding, which are both preventable conditions. In fact, speeding increases your risk of fatality in car accident by 4%, while even more disturbing, about 90 people died each day in the U.S. from car crashes.

Why It’s Important to Seek Medical Treatment Right Away after a Car Accident?

Woman in process of recovering losses after her New Bedford car accident

The process of recovering losses after a car accident can be confusing. Many times you are dealing with more than one insurance company. Insurance companies are strict in their review of medical expenses and claimed pain and suffering. The longer you wait, the more likely the insurance company can argue your injuries were not caused by the accident. Even if you think you are not really injured just a few sore spots, its best to get looked at by a medical professional to be safe.

Woman with soreness in the neck or back areaSoreness in the neck or back area can become a serious life-threatening injury if not treated properly immediately following the accident. If you tell the insurance company you were injured and in pain but did not seek medical treatment until days later, the insurance company is less likely to believe you actually suffered. Therefore, it is best to ensure you seek medical attention immediately and keep a record of all the doctors, tests, and treatments provided for your future claim. To make it easy, just call an experience New Bedford car accident lawyer today and they can walk you through it all and ensure you are properly treated.

Contact Us Today!

New Bedford car accident lawyerWe have the experience and resources to handle your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Our staff utilizes a team-work approach to obtain your medical records, investigate your claim, and track your progress. We have been focusing on personal injury and disability cases for over 20 years and know how to deal with the insurance company. We offer a free (no obligation) consultation and charge no fee unless we get you a settlement or award. Our experienced New Bedford car accident lawyers can get you the best settlement possible. Call us 24/7 at 1-508-984-8400 or fill out a contact form for a free evaluation of your case.

Sources:

  1. https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190520/southcoast-health-to-establish-trauma-center-at-st-lukes-hospital
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety/index.html
  3. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/road-traffic-injuries
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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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