3 Things You Should Know About Medical Treatment After an Atlanta Trucking AccidentIt may seem like all important medical decisions are made for you after an Atlanta trucking accident. However, our Atlanta trucking accident law firm wants you to know that that is not true.
You retain rights to make medical decisions after a Georgia truck crash, just as you would any other time you are injured or sick.
Generally, you, or your health care agent have the right to make decisions regarding your care. For example, it is important to remember that:
- You have the right to call 911 and request medical help even if nobody else makes the call. If you are physically able to call 911 after a truck wreck, then it is important to do so. You can't be sure that the truck driver or accident witnesses are calling the authorities quickly enough to get you the help that you might need.
- You have the right to see your own doctors. If you are critically injured, then you will likely be taken to the nearest emergency room capable of dealing with your injuries. However, if your condition stabilizes or you were not critically injured, then you have the right to see your own doctors and to follow the treatment plan they prescribe.
- You have the right to get medical treatment in the state where you reside. If you've been hurt in a Georgia truck accident but reside in another state, then you have the right to get medical treatment, or continue medical treatment after your release from the hospital, in your own state. The law does not require you to be away from your doctors, family and friends throughout your entire recovery.
Medical care decisions are, perhaps, the most important decisions that can be made after a truck accident. Thus, it is important that you retain control and make the decisions that affect your health, rather than letting anyone else make them for you.
If you've been hurt in an Atlanta truck wreck, then you may be entitled to legal damages. Please contact an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney at 1.770.518.1133 today for more information and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to learn more about protecting your legal rights.