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MEDICO-LEGAL CORNER
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-143

Medicolegal aspects of road side accident victims


Department of Forensic Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Anil K Aggrawal
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.191677

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Medical professionals are often unsure of the course of action in medico-legal cases. Thus they are rather reluctant to attend to cases of accident for fear of being involved in unnecessary litigation later on. Even in cases of serious accidents, medical professionals hesitate to offer help, sometimes resulting in patient's death. This paper highlights some important legal precautions to be taken care of in cases of road side vehicular accidents. These simple steps, if observed by medical practitioners, will prevent unnecessary litigation.


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