Construction Begins on Emergency Center off Interstate 24 near Clarksville
Both city officials and hospital officials were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency treatment center that will be built near Hornbuckle Road and Interstate 24 in Montgomery County.
Per a report by The Leaf-Chronicle, the new Tennova medical facility will be 11,680 square-feet in size and will have eight private patient rooms and radiology and lab testing services on-site. Patients who are transported to the center that need more advanced and critical care can be quickly transported to the main Tennova hospital in St. Bethlehem or another care facility of their choosing.
The facility will be capable of treating patients with illnesses and injuries that other urgent care facilities nearby can’t handle. In addition, the center will be staffed with emergency physicians, registered nurses, and other patient care providers.
A local EMS spokesperson told reporters that having the facility in its location will reduce response times for around 30 percent of their call volumes in Montgomery County. That will allow paramedics to quickly and efficiently transport patients to the care facility so that not only can they be treated faster, but the paramedics will also be able to respond to other calls more quickly as well.
The construction of the new facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
Why Should You Visit a Hospital or Healthcare Provider after an Auto Accident?
In the aftermath of an auto accident, one of the most important things you can do is visit a hospital, doctor’s office, or other healthcare provider—even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. Your health and the health of your loved ones is your top priority after an accident, and getting treated both at the accident scene and later by a doctor can help you protect your health and avoid complications.
All auto accident victims should see a healthcare professional for the following reasons:
- It diagnoses or rules out internal injuries.
Many people walk away from car accidents with what seem like only minor and superficial injuries. But underneath those cuts, scrapes, and bruises are other more serious and potentially deadly injuries. Car crashes can cause victims to suffer damage to their organs and even internal bleeding, both of which can lead to severe complications that can turn fatal without proper medical treatment.
- It prevents stiffness, pain, and lost range of motion from getting worse.
Even if you don’t have internal injuries, you may be suffering from severe tears and strains in your muscles and ligaments. Because auto accident victims frequently experience large releases of adrenaline after their accidents, they may not feel how the accidents affected their bodies. But in the days or weeks to come, they may experience pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility that can be debilitating. Doctors can diagnose this immediately and put you on a path to rehabilitation and recovery.
- It creates valuable evidence if you pursue a claim for compensation.
If you want to file a claim for compensation, it’s important that you’re able to provide evidence of your injuries and their severity. Waiting days, weeks, or even months to go to the doctor—or never going to the doctor at all—can make the insurance company more likely to reduce or even deny your claim. Having a full medical checkup by a doctor that plainly states your accident-related injuries is proof that insurance companies can’t deny.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Clarksville auto accident attorneys know that the fast and prompt responses of emergency responders, paramedics, and healthcare professionals can mean the difference between life and death for many car accident victims. The sooner you get treatment after your accident, the better you’ll be able to protect both your health and your right to maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After you’ve been treated, your next focus will be on your recovery. And during that time, the last thing you want to do is fill out endless paperwork and play phone tag with the insurance company’s team of adjusters. Let our legal professionals handle that on your behalf. Get in touch with us today by dialing (931) 274-7788 or completing a free online consultation form.