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What To Do After a Car Accident - Part 2

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to your body after a car accident?

There is no one answer to this question. Car accidents can range from extremely serious where life and limb are lost to more moderate where the injuries are limited to sprains and strains. Recovery timelines can be measured in weeks or months but maybe as long as years or even involve permanent disability. Regardless of where your injuries fall on this spectrum, competent representation by excellent personal injury is essential to obtaining a proper result. Contact us today or call us at 530-722-9002.

How long does shock last after a car accident?

Car accidents are loud, violent, and unexpected events. The shock and surprise associated with being in a car accident can in the best of circumstances take days or weeks to subside. However, it is not uncommon for people involved in car accidents to have significant anxiety and post-traumatic stress surrounding the accident. Clients are often scared to drive after an accident for weeks or months and may require medical care associated with the fear, anxiety and post-traumatic stress caused by an accident.


This is the second in a six-part series about what to do after being involved in an accident. As noted in our first segment on this topic, it’s important that you contact an attorney. However, you need to make sure that you stay safe even before that. As noted in our first video, when a car accident, for example, comes to a stop, it may be safer for you to get in or stay in your vehicle, stay seat belted and wait for law enforcement to arrive. If you have not checked out our first video, now would be a great time to do so. But let us go from the position of the accident sequence is stopped, either the trip and fall have occurred, the auto accident has occurred, or whatever method you have been injured as a result of the fault of someone else has stopped, the very next thing you need to do is get appropriate medical attention. This may mean you need to travel from the scene by ambulance to a local emergency room. If your injuries are that serious, do not hesitate to take advantage of those excellent first responders and the excellent medical care you will likely receive at one of our local emergency rooms. Sometimes folks have the stiff upper lip approach, and they think that they will tough it out or that their injuries will go away.

It is important to get the care you need and get it right away. Adrenaline and all of the bio-chemicals that occur after a terrifying incident, like a personal injury matter, mask pain. It is the body’s way of dealing with that flight or fight impulse. If you have got all of this bio-chemicals coursing through your veins, you may not know how seriously you are injured. It would be best if you got checked out by appropriate medical professionals who can take the time to do the diagnostics necessary to determine the severity of your injuries and what a right next course of action is for you. They can also provide you with appropriate referrals and prescriptions to begin taking care of your medical problems.

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Making sure you receive proper compensation can be challenging and overwhelming after an accident, and we are here to help. Our law firm can provide you with the best personal injury attorney in Redding, California. Contact us now.

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