Car accidents result in injuries. An injured person is entitled to compensation for their reasonable medical expenses, necessary loss of income and for pain, suffering, inconvenience, and, if such be the case, for permanency of injury.
Injuries may not happen in every accident, but they happen in a great many of them. These injuries can be serious enough to require surgery. They can be serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room. It is not, however, required that a person need to go to the hospital in order for there to be an injury. Soreness, aches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, numbness and tingling are all indications that a person has been injured.
It is important to know that injuries do not have to be apparent at the accident scene. Injuries do become apparent hours or even days after the incident. The injured person may be so concerned with someone else’s injuries that they do not pay attention to what is happening to them. A person may be in shock or may be so excited that they do not notice their own injuries until they calm down.
Very often a person goes to sleep and discovers when they awaken that they are sore from head to toe. All these and many more are indications that a person has been injured in the car accident.
A person who has been injured in a car accident should have their condition checked out by an appropriate health care provider. Primary care physicians and chiropractors are two types of appropriate providers.
It is important to contact an attorney right away when injured. I can review your health insurance booklet with you. If necessary, I can refer a client to an appropriate provider. It is not always wise to wait to see if the symptoms will go away on their own.
There is never a need to pay money to hire me when you retain my services. My fees are a percentage of the amount recovered. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. The percentage does not change with time, so it is best to hire me right away. It is in the early stages right after the accident that I can best set the stage with the insurance company.