Multiple People Injured in Car Accidents over the Weekend in Cookeville
Roads and highways throughout Cookeville, Tennessee, experienced a rash of car accidents and incidents that led to serious property damage and multiple people being transported to local hospitals for treatment.
According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the first accident occurred around 9:56 a.m. on Sunday when a tractor overturned on North Salem Road. The driver of the tractor suffered severe injuries and had to be transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
The second accident occurred around 10:18 a.m. when two vehicles collided head-on on West Cemetery Road. Police stated that the accident injured five people, including multiple children.
One of the victims was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, while another was transported by ambulance to a Nashville hospital. The remaining three victims were transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Finally, a third incident occurred on Saturday when a Jeep caught on fire at Dodson Branch Road and Howard Draper Road. The vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire, but no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Why Is It Important to Get Medical Attention after a Car Accident?
Anyone who suffered serious injuries during a car accident should get immediate medical attention, but even victims who don’t think they need any help should still visit a doctor. Getting medical attention is important to not only protect your health, but also your rights to compensation for the following reasons.
- Getting medical attention can rule out internal injuries or bleeding.
Not all car accident-related injuries are obvious right away. In fact, some occur inside the body and involve damage to organs or even internal bleeding that may not become symptomatic for days or even weeks after the accident. Getting a full medical exam after a car accident can help rule out the presence of internal injuries and treat any that may exist.
- Getting medical attention proves to the insurance company that your injury is serious.
Some injured car accident victims may avoid going to the doctor or hospital due to a belief that their injuries will heal on their own. While that may be true in some cases, it can be detrimental to your chances of getting compensation. Insurance companies are much less likely to take a case seriously if there’s no record of the victim ever seeing a doctor or specialist about the injuries they suffered during the car accident.
- Getting medical attention gives your attorney important evidence.
When building your car accident claim, your attorney will use all the evidence available. One of the most important pieces of evidence is your medical report created and signed by your doctor. A medical report will detail the full extent of your accident-related injuries as well as the impact they may have on your day-to-day life. Your attorney will use this as powerful evidence to prove that your accident will interfere with your ability to work and earn a living.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Cookeville personal injury lawyers have helped countless car accident victims like you get compensation for their accident-related expenses, and we know that visiting a doctor is vital for all victims in order to preserve their health and chances of receiving maximum compensation.
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, get in touch with our legal team today. Just dial (931) 754-1188 or fill out a free online form. We’ll do everything in our power to get you the money you need to move forward with your life.