You also need to talk to an attorney before it’s too late
The road to recovery is often long and expensive. Crash victims should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence with their health and financial stability. That’s where we come in.
Gervelis Law Firm has decades of experience helping people injured in Akron car accidents get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys build strong cases using evidence gathered via independent crash investigations. With this knowledge and sharp negotiating skills, our attorneys shut down lowball settlement offers with confidence. We will hammer away at the insurance companies and aggressively advocate for the compensation you deserve. If they won’t play fair, we are prepared to take them to court.
Many car accident victims don’t know where to start their healing. In Akron, there are many options.
Medical care after a car accident: doctors and treatments
In general, there are five types of medical care following a bad car accident or personal injury incident: On-site, Emergency, Post-crash, Specialized, and Rehabilitation.
Emergency car crash treatment is available at many medical facilities within the city of Akron, including 24-hour emergency departments and urgent care centers. Whether you or a loved one gets care at Akron General, Concentra Urgent Care, QuickMed Urgent Care, or Akron Children’s Hospital, you may be in it for the long haul after a car accident.
On-scene medical care
Never assume that you are OK after a bad motor vehicle accident. Adrenaline and shock can sometimes mask serious injuries that a medical professional may be able to detect before you do.
That’s why you should get checked out by first responders, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Amid the chaos of the accident, responders examine and stabilize the people involved.
In the Greater Akron area, many communities provide their own EMS through their fire departments. Local fire departments with ambulances include:
- Coventry Township
- New Franklin
- Springfield Township
- Cuyahoga Falls
Getting checked out at the scene of a crash creates an initial medical report that can be used to support your injury claim. The accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm know how to use such documents to build strong cases for compensation.
If you are critically or seriously injured in a crash, you will most likely be taken to the nearest hospital emergency room. In Akron, there are several ERs including:
- Akron General Hospital on Akron General Avenue
- Summa Health Akron City Hospital on Forge Street
- Akron Children’s Hospital on W Exchange Street
- Nearby, but outside of Akron, there is Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls and MetroHealth in Brecksville
Each institution has its specialty. The children’s hospital, for example, is among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Meanwhile, Akron General Hospital is a “high-performing” facility for orthopedic surgeries and treatment. In particular, the facility is well-regarded for spinal and neurological surgeries and treatment. These skills are often needed by crash victims.
After an accident, once you are stable and safe, contact Gervelis Law Firm for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, you can talk to an attorney about how to protect your rights and how to pursue full compensation for your injuries.
If you are not transported for immediate emergency care, it is still important that you see a doctor as soon as possible after a crash. This is true even if you were evaluated by an EMT. They may have missed something a doctor with more time and resources can spot.
Car accident doctors may be able to identify when people are experiencing delayed pain and start treating the injury before you feel it. Spine, back, and neck injuries can take time to develop to a point of pain.
Injuries that frequently result from car accidents include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones - ribs, arms, legs, hip, clavicle, spine
- Internal organ damage, bleeding, or bruising
- Herniated disc
- Knee trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) like concussions
- Chest, back, shoulder, side, neck pain
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) and paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Facial injuries
No matter your type of injury, our attorneys are here to help you get your life back on track after an accident. We are by your side every step of the way. We keep you informed and in charge while we handle the insurance claim process for you. We deal while you heal.
Accident injuries are unique. Depending on your injury, the initial doctor you see may refer you to a specialist. This is because accident victims often require trauma medical care.
Many times, crash victims are sent to see orthopedic doctors and surgeons. This type of doctor specializes in joint replacement, hip replacement, and repairing bone fractures.
Other types of medical specialists you may see after an accident include:
- Audiologist (hearing and balance)
- Plastic surgeon
- Psychiatrist or psychologist
Seeing specialists and getting treatment for serious injuries is expensive. That’s why the Gervelis Law Firm always seeks maximum compensation for our clients. We understand what is at stake for you. That’s why we are aggressive about getting the most out of the insurance companies.
Rehabilitation is a stage of care that is highly individualized. An accident victim may need a few sessions with a therapist to get back to normal or they may need a lifetime of services. Some of the rehabilitation services often required by accident victims include:
- Physical therapy.
- Speech-language pathology.
- Mental health therapy.
- Massage therapy.
- Occupational therapy.
- Surgery recovery.
When negligent people cause injuries to others, they are liable for past, present, and future crash-related medical expenses. This includes lifetime services.
If you do not have an attorney that understands the true cost of treating an injury, you may wind up with less money than you need to heal. Gervelis Law Firm has the experience of calculating accurate compensation packages designed to make you whole again. We do not accept lowball settlement offers. We pursue the money you deserve.
Visit us or we can go to you
The Gervelis Law Firm offers free case evaluations to injured accident victims and their families. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an Akron area crash, contact us to learn more about your legal options.
Our car accident and injury lawyers work on contingency, which means that there is no retainer or hourly rate to pay for our services. Our fee is a percentage of the final settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
The sooner you contact Gervelis Law Firm, the sooner we can get started investigating the accident and collecting fresh evidence. A member of our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are ready to hear from you now.