While the accident may have been minor and the injuries not seem immediately serious, even minor injuries can morph into something far more serious over time. A couple of examples are whiplash and internal organ damage.
While many immediately experience whiplash symptoms, you may not develop whiplash symptoms for a few days or even weeks. The danger in just looking at immediate symptoms is that you settle early with the insurance company, giving up your claims before you know the true extent of your injuries. Another example of delayed symptoms is internal organ damage, which can show up later as well, particularly if there is deep bruising, torn muscles, or even a slight rupture in a major organ. Not every injury manifests in its final form in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
It’s more important than ever to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your accident, even if it seems to be minor. They’re trained to probe into every situation to identify whether or not you may have serious health issues, who was at fault for the crash, and what your possible outcome could be should you choose to file a lawsuit.
Talking to an attorney in the world we live in now is virtually a necessity as the economy and big insurance are on the prowl to make more money, pad their bottom line, and try to dismiss or downplay your accident claim. Adjusters know precisely how to twist your words and use an innocent mistake against you – all to minimize what they have to pay out.
While you may not think they would take advantage of you, after all, you’re a paying client with a clean driving record, they can and do go to great lengths to get something to use against you so your claim can be reduced, or denied. There isn’t much an insurance company adjuster won’t do to make sure your claim does not pay out at a deserved rate – given the scope of the injuries and damages. Adjusters have a “less is best” mindset when it comes to paying out on claims.
However, if you discuss your case and its circumstances with an experienced personal injury attorney, you get a clear picture of what your claim can involve, how it could move forward, and what to likely expect in terms of compensation.
Other Personal Injury FAQs:
- Are catastrophic injury cases different than personal injury lawsuits?
- Can I handle my personal injury claim without a lawyer?
- Can I still file a personal injury claim even if I was partially at fault?
- Can I wait to contact a personal injury lawyer?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
- How do you win a personal injury case in Texas?
- How does a victim of a catastrophic injury deal with insurance companies?
- How long does it take to get my case settled?
- How long does it take to get results in a catastrophic injury cases?
- I don’t have a lot of money after my accident how am I going to afford an attorney?
- I don’t have a lot of money and work at a low paying job. How can I possibly afford to hire a personal injury lawyer?
- I was in a bad car accident and sustained serious injuries. Can an attorney help me get compensation for my medical bills?
- If I file a personal injury claim, am I entitled to compensation for my injuries?
- My wife was killed by a drunk driver. Isn’t that a criminal matter? If so, why would I need a personal injury lawyer?
- Should I accept the settlement offer from the insurance company after my accident?
- Should I hire an experienced personal injury attorney after being involved in a serious accident?
- What am I supposed to do after being involved in an accident and I am badly injured?
- What are catastrophic injuries?
- What are special and general damages?
- What do comparative fault and the doctrine of proportionate responsibility mean?
- What do I do if the insurance company representative contacts me?
- What has to be proven in a personal injury case?
- What is a personal injury lawyer and how do I know if I need to hire one?
- What is a personal injury lawyer and why would I need one?
- What is a serious personal injury?
- What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case in Texas?
- What kind of compensation am I eligible to receive by filing a personal injury claim?
- What kinds of accidents cause catastrophic injuries?
- What kinds of damages am I eligible for after an accident?
- What kinds of expenses could I claim after being injured in an accident?
- What types of personal injury claims are seen in Texas?
- When are injuries sustained in a car accident considered to be catastrophic?
- Why do I need a personal injury lawyer if the insurance company of the person who caused the accident I was in has offered me a settlement?
- Why would I need a personal injury lawyer for a minor accident and minor injuries?