Keep Safe on the Road this Holiday Season

The holidays are one of the busiest times of year on the roads across the country including right here in Akron, Ohio. The influx of drivers on the roads and the winter weather that our area experiences during the months of December and January are a major factor in the increase of traffic related injuries and deaths.

If you've been involved in a personal injury car accident then the very first step is to get help. You'll want to be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you are feeling relatively okay at that exact moment of time you might still have serious injuries.

After an accident your body produces a surge of adrenaline. Adrenaline will cause your heart rate and blood pressure to go up. As a result, the symptoms of your injuries may be masked. These symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Head or neck ache
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness

When you get medical attention quickly you are able to start the healing process sooner and will have a stronger personal injury claim.

Throughout your recovery process you will want to be sure to document everything. We recommend that you:

  • Detail your notes from your doctor's visits
  • Keep all your receipts
  • Take photos of your injuries and the cars (if motor vehicles are involved)

All of these little details will help build your personal injury claim case with your insurance company. However, the most important thing to keep in mind is to not settle until you've completed all of your medical treatment. You can read more in regards to this in our most recent Gutbrod Report by clicking here.