I pride myself in helping clients through their toughest times.- Bill O’Mara
Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Getting Medical Treatment for Your Injuries After a Virginia Car Crash
By Jim Hurley, Virginia Beach Car Accident Attorney
The top priority after any car crash with injuries is for you to seek proper medical coverage as soon as possible and to obtain follow up care. When there are injuries in a wreck, an ambulance will usually arrive at the accident scene to take you to the emergency room. This is often a very traumatic time and it’s difficult to make decisions. If you are seriously injured you won’t get a choice. However, if your injuries do not appear to be serious and you do not want to deal with an ambulance or an emergency room, you can follow up with your healthcare provider. You can also go to the hospital by private car.
Irrespective of how you seek medical treatment, you should make sure to see a healthcare provider who can properly evaluate and treat your injuries. It’s a good idea to go to a healthcare provider who has seen you in the past because they are familiar with any past medical issues you have suffered, and can treat you appropriately.
Depending on the severity of a car, truck or motorcycle accident, injuries can range from soft tissue injuries to the neck and back, to broken bones, serious nerve damage and internal injuries that will require you to spend many days at the hospital. A common type of injury sustained in an accident is a connective tissue injury to the spine area that can be caused when the collision caused the occupant of a car to be bounced or thrown around. If you suffer injuries to the neck and back, you could have serious long-term health issues and even paralysis.
What Happens if You Are in a Car Wreck With No Health Insurance?
Millions of Americans lack health insurance coverage. If you have been injured in a car wreck, you will need to find a healthcare provider that will treat you without insurance. If your accident was caused by another party, we can help you. An experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer will know which doctors will treat you without coverage, essentially on credit to be paid out of your case.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Virginia or North Carolina, call our experienced injury lawyers today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.
John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.
Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.