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Choosing Between the ER and Urgent Care after an Accident

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Wooden gavel, personal injury caseNEW YORK — Accidents happen. It’s a fact of life, but it’s the decisions you make after your accident that can define the rest of your life. Of course, it’s important to get medical care after an injury. The question is, what kind of medical care should you seek? Should you go to the local emergency room or an urgent care center near you? A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer says it all depends on your injuries.

Should I Visit The Emergency Room After An Accident?

After a forceful car crash, you’re probably a bit shaken up. While you may certainly receive proper care at your local ER, it might be easier to get care at a less-populated urgent care clinic. The best place for medical treatment after an accident all depends on your condition.

The emergency room provides life-saving treatment for life-threatening injuries. Emergency rooms in New York are best-equipped to respond to severe situations such as:

Every second counts when treating the injuries above. At an ER, the doctors will see you ahead of other patients with less serious trauma if your condition is truly dire.

Benefits Of Visiting An Urgent Care Center After A Car Crash

Urgent care centers are readily available in most neighborhoods and focus on treating minor injuries. An urgent care center is the perfect middle-ground between waiting weeks to possibly months to see a primary care physician and crowding the ER with a non-emergency matter.

You’ll see a medical doctor or nurse practitioner the same day at your local urgent care clinic, and you’ll likely have less of a wait than you would at the ER. At an urgent care clinic, medical professionals will let you know what injuries you’ve suffered and guide you on the next steps should they require further treatment.

Following an accident, Brooklyn personal injury lawyers say it’s crucial to visit your doctor, an ER or urgent care as soon as possible to establish a medical record of any injuries you suffered. This record will help you obtain compensation should you wish to seek compensation through an accident claim or lawsuit.

Seeking Legal Help After Medical Treatment

The team of compassionate and experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes can help you understand what to do after an injury disrupts your life. We’ve provided counsel to personal injury victims for over 60 years, and we don’t take a fee until we win your case. We’ve also been recognized as some of the Best Lawyers in America.

Contact us at any time of day or night for a FREE consultation about your claim.

Cellino & Barnes (800) 888-8888

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