As accident lawyers in Nashville, we are frequently working with people and families that have been affected by serious accidents. We know just how devastating an injury accident can be because we hear about it firsthand from those that have lived through it. There are others that have their own perspective, though, like the men and women who are in the emergency rooms when these injured people are brought in.
No one has been in this situation more than the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who also happens to be the Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department. He sees more accidents in a week than most people see in a lifetime, and he has advice for those that find themselves involved in a wreck.
He says, “One of the first things you should do after you have been in an accident is to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone in your vehicle. If you are not injured and it is a low-volume type of thoroughfare, like a street in your neighborhood, then whether you stay in your car or not is up to you.” He adds, however, “If you are in a collision, if you are in an accident on the interstate, or a very busy road, you want to move away from your vehicle.”
The chairman sees a lot of injuries that are caused, not by the initial impact, but by a follow-up collision. And of course, he is quick to state the importance of getting medical assistance swiftly. “If you don’t feel you are seriously injured, there is no need to go to the hospital unless you are told emphatically by EMS that you need to go. You may have an unrecognized injury that they are seeing and you don’t.”
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If you’ve been hurt by negligence, get the medical care you need right away. After that, let the Nashville accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates handle the rest.