Automobile accidents are a stressful situation for all parties involved. Anyone who experienced a car accident understands that your vehicle’s state is generally not your prime concern. Even if insurance takes care of automobile repair costs, lingering injuries continue to cause damage long after you get your windows replaced and tires fixed.
When Should I Visit my Doctor?
In the stress and scramble of an accident, it is easy to overlook “small“ injuries. Sure, broken bones and other apparent conditions warrant a call to emergency services, but what if damages aren‘t so obvious? It‘s easy to ignore a dull pain or discomfort in the moment, but what if it‘s more than a little bump or bruise?
You never know the full extent of any injury until you visit a licensed care physician. Some injuries may not “jump out“ at you, but this doesn‘t mean they won‘t trouble you down the line. If you don‘t address the concern immediately, you risk the problem getting worse.
Even if you are not in excruciating pain, you should visit your primary care doctor or allow emergency services to perform an evaluation.
What if I Don‘t Feel Pain for a While After the Injury?
There‘s a common misconception that you should feel the repercussions of a car accident immediately. In reality, it is prevalent for an individual not to exhibit any symptoms for hours, or even days, after an automobile accident. Conditions such as whiplash, or even herniated discs, are notorious for delayed symptoms.
As soon as you start to exhibit any pain or discomfort, visit a doctor. Make sure to receive any official medical reports or documents as they are helpful if you run into a legal battle somewhere down the line.
Are Lawsuits Worth the Hassle?
Legal battles are no walk in the park, but that doesn‘t mean they aren‘t worth the trouble. Debilitating injuries or any conditions that manifest later on may impact your life significantly. You should not be held responsible for lost wages or medical expenses that are not your fault. Your best bet is to talk with an experienced professional who offers guidance in these circumstances.
Catastrophic injuries are those which have a long-term effect on the life of the victim. A catastrophic injury is so severe that it usually results in long-term medical conditions, permanent disability, and/or a shortened life expectancy. They are often life-threatening and life-altering injuries which require extensive medical care, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, nursing care or personal assistance long after the accident or event has occurred which caused them. These injuries can often lead to inability to work at all in the future, affecting not only the life of the victim but family members as well who must be depended upon for care and support.
Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is known nationwide for providing outstanding legal advice and excellent representation. We have recovered over $700 million in lawsuits involving 18 wheeler trucking litigation, wrongful death litigation, commercial vehicle litigation, motorcycle litigation, catastrophic litigation, and mass torts involving medical devices and bad drug litigation. Our prowess in the legal arena comes from our combined years of trial and complex litigation experience.
We founded our practice on the belief that the 7th amendment and the civil jury system is the best means to provide compensation to injured parties and deter wrongdoers from injuring others in the future.
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Legal Disclaimer: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.