Why You Need to Go to the Hospital after a Car Crash

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- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

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Why You Need to Go to the Hospital after a Car Crash

Your life can change drastically after a car crash. These happen when you least expect them to. One minute, you’re driving down the road on your way home or to work, and the next, someone has run their car into yours. When this happens, there are two things that you need to do immediately: stop your vehicle (if yours is still able to move) and call the authorities.

After You Alert the Authorities

Once members of your local police force arrive on the scene, they’ll take an accident report and statements from witnesses. They’ll also offer to call an ambulance for you. Even if you aren’t visibly injured, you should go to the hospital to get checked out. It’s always a good idea to have this as a part of your accident documentation, should you need it later. In fact, you might also have the option of heading to the hospital on your own – not in an ambulance. Either way, you need to go and have a thorough examination done.

Sudden Stop Injuries Can Be Dangerous

Why is it so important to head to the hospital after a car crash? The number one reason is that those sudden stop injuries can be very dangerous. Some of the most common car crash-related injuries include whiplash, internal bleeding, skull, and other bone fractures, and even concussions. While a good number of these injuries will be obvious on the scene, such as the bone fractures and lacerations, others won’t be completely visible until later on.

Obviously, if you have a visible injury that needs to be treated immediately, you should head straight to the hospital after the crash. Allow the police to call that ambulance for you. But what about those non-visible injuries? What should you do? The answer is simple – go and get examined by a medical professional.

Injuries Can Show Up Later

Did you know that some injuries can appear hours after the crash? Things like bumps and bruises can take some time to appear, and while they may not be harmful, other injuries, including brain contusions and internal bleeding, can be. The sooner you get examined, the better.

You’ve more than likely heard stories about people getting bumped on the head and then refusing treatment because they feel “okay.” Then, hours later, their health is in serious jeopardy due to a brain injury. You don’t want to end up as one of these statistics, so get head to the hospital right away, no matter how you feel after the accident has occurred.

Other Injuries Are Less Obvious

On top of the many possible physical injuries are the psychological ones. Did you know that serious auto accidents can cause issues like PTSD and anxiety? If you’ve ever been around someone with a fear of driving a car on the freeway or being in traffic after an accident, then you’d understand that these psychological effects can be debilitating. Although they may not be able to treat you at the emergency room for these issues, by going there, you are starting the process of documenting your post-accident health. This will help should you need a lawyer.

Documentation Must Be Done

This documentation is very important. By getting an examination after the accident, you are putting things in motion. The doctor that you speak to will take notes about the car crash, including how and where your body was physically jostled during the incident. The thorough exam that takes place will document any physical bumps and bruises, as well as things like lacerations and chipped bones. If you have the signs of a more serious injury, you will receive treatment right there. However, if your injuries take some time to appear, then the record of your accident will be in the system and you can connect your future treatments back to it. This provides you – and your attorney – with a thorough record should you need to sue the driver who was at fault.

If You Are In a Car Crash

If you have been in a car crash, please call me. I will go to meet you and discuss your case, or you can make an appointment to meet with me in my office. We’ll go over the accident, including all records (both from the police and the hospital), in order to document just how much your life has been affected by the accident. It’s my job to help you get the justice that you deserve. I’ll Make Them Pay!®

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01:51 22 Oct 20
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16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more highly.read more
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Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
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21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than that.read more
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Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people honorably.read more
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