One of the most common pieces of advice following an accidental injury is to get proper medical treatment. This is important for several reasons, though it may seem challenging – or terrifying – during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The last thing you want to do is show up at an emergency room, and depending on where you live, they likely would not let you in. However, the importance of medical care for your injuries does not change, so what should you do?
Each community is different, but it is important to remember that patients are still receiving treatment for non-coronavirus conditions in many ways. First, if it is an emergency situation and you need immediate care, your best bet is to call 911. They can assess the situation and provide an immediate response if needed. The medical professionals can then determine what is the best next step for your treatment.
If it is not an emergency, call your doctor or local urgent care. Many physicians and urgent care locations are scheduling patient appointments ensuring there is only one patient in the office at a time. Others might be able to hold a telehealth appointment to see if further treatment is needed. Where your treatment goes from there will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries.
Getting the treatment you need is essential for your health and a possible personal injury claim, so you should not simply ignore a possible injury.
If you think that someone else is responsible for your injuries, do not hesitate to speak with a San Diego and Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Rostam Law. Contact us online or call 888.416.5006 to discuss your rights and possible claim for free today. We are still ready to help injury victims during this crisis.