First Steps After A Car or Motorcycle Accident

Getting into a car or motorcycle accident can be one of the most jarring and emotional experiences for people. Especially if it’s your first accident. Even small fender benders leave people with a sense of frustration, dread, and confusion. At Regional Medical Group, we treat patients seeking pain management who are still dealing with the fallout of the accident.

Here’s a step-by-step checklist to help take the thinking out of what information to collect in the event of a collision.

Step 1: Turn Off Your Vehicle

If your car can still move, it’s crucial that you move your vehicle off the road, out of the flow of traffic and stop your engine. Do not leave the scene! Leaving the scene of the collision could lead to severe violations from your local law enforcement.

Step 2: Call For Help!

Call 911 as soon as possible. It’s important that medics, firefighters, and police respond to your accident as quickly as possible in the event of a severe collision. Even if all passengers can move and walk without pain, there could still be internal injuries that must be assessed by professionals.

Step 3: Don’t Talk About the Collision

Bystanders will ask what happened, do not comment. The basic are fine, but any statements you make about fault and responsibility could be used against you in a lawsuit.

The law requires only requires you to disclose the following to the other party or officer:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Vehicle type
  • Plate number
  • Driver’s license
  • Registration
  • Insurance card

Step 4: See A Doctor

Even if you don’t feel any pain, injuries do not always show up right away. In some cases, injuries can take weeks to appear. That is exactly we highly recommend receiving imaging services such as an MRI, which can show results immediately. Adrenaline and emotions and can mask any pain that you might be feeling, only to show up in the form of a pinched nerve or back pain weeks later.

Regional Medical Group has a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who treat lower back pain, whiplash, pinched nerves in the neck, herniated discs, and additional forms of pain management relating to motorcycle and automobile accidents.

Our extensive network of Atlanta based doctors and chiropractors specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents.

Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it. Contact us today so our doctors can help you on your path to a pain-free life.

About Regional Medical Group

Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.

Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today. 

Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.

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