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Avoiding the Emergency Room: Other Options

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Avoiding the Emergency Room: Other Options

February 10, 2017


When you suffer a serious injury in a car accident, or in any other type of accident, you are unlikely to be thinking about the costs of medical treatment – at least not initially. In fact, it is not uncommon for accident victims to go into shock in the moments immediately following the accident. This can make it difficult to consider the financial consequences of visiting an emergency room.

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to pay for the costs of medical treatment. However, it’s not always easy to get the person responsible for your injuries to agree to compensate you. Whether you underwent surgery at a hospital emergency room, or received medical treatment at some other kind of medical facility, your best chance of securing financial compensation is to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer immediately.

Getting Medical Treatment at an Urgent Care Center in NJ

If you are dealing with a non-urgent medical condition, such as fever, breathing discomfort, allergies, lacerations, or a broken bone, it may be in your best financial interests to go to an urgent care center instead of a hospital emergency room. Urgent care centers provide an alternative to emergency rooms for patients who are not suffering from emergency health scares.

Urgent care centers are typically much cheaper than emergency rooms and patients are likely to be treated more quickly, meaning that they won’t be stuck waiting at the hospital all night. The fact is that most emergency rooms in New Jersey tend to be overcrowded and understaffed, which is why urgent care centers exist in the first place.

Additionally, if your illness or injury is not too serious and you don’t require immediate medical attention from a doctor, you may be able to seek treatment at a retail health clinic. These types of facilities are typically staffed with nurses who can handle non-emergencies that require stitches or x-rays.


If you were injured and required medical treatment at a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center, your medical bills could be sky high. The experienced, aggressive personal injury attorneys at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC can help you get the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Contact us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation.

“The attorney working on my personal injury case was knowledgable, courteous, and payed careful attention to every detail. He was sure to address any questions and concerns thoughtfully and respectfully. I have had an excellent experience interacting with the firm and I highly recommend the law firm of Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza to others.”

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