Recent reports estimate that the average driver will be in at least one auto collision in their lifetime. If you have been injured in a car accident, there are two types of things that you may seek to recover damages for: the injuries that you have suffered and the damage to your vehicle. If you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties the amount of compensation that you may receive will depend on the severity of your injuries as well as other factors including:
- What type of medical treatment did you have? For how long? Did you see specialists?
- Were there any out of pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance?
- Did you miss work?
- Have you had any previous injuries to the area that was affected by the accident?
Insurance companies may try to reduce the amount of compensation you are owed for the injuries and property damage you have as a result of your car accident. A skilled and savvy attorney can help conduct a thorough investigation, compile witness and expert statements, and collect police reports and medical records. In addition, an experienced car accident attorney can assist you as you deal with the insurance company and the individual or entity responsible for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident contact the Dysart Law Firm today at (888) 586-7041.
Types of Injuries
The amount of compensation that you may receive after an accident depends on the severity of your injuries. More serious injuries can result in greater compensation as the medical bills and care needed for these types of injuries is greater than what is needed for a less significant injury.
A soft injury involves either muscle or soft tissue and may include:
- Contusions (bruises)
- Stress fractures
- Skin abrasions
A hard injury may include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skull fractures
It’s important to note that despite how you feel in the aftermath of an accident, it doesn’t hurt to make an appointment with your doctor to find out the actual status of your health. Don’t just assume you are okay. In some instances, it may take weeks, months, or even years for symptoms to emerge. A healthcare provider will be able to gauge the severity of your injury and catch any underlying conditions. When you visit a doctor, you’ll be getting the proper treatments and medication that you need as well as documenting any injuries that occurred as a result of the accident.
Experienced Car Accident Attorneys
When you are injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim. It is important to be aware that you can contact a car accident attorney right after you have been in the accident. An experienced and skilled attorney can help you through the entire claims process, deal with the insurance company and represent you in settlement negotiations or a civil lawsuit, if necessary. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact the Dysart Law Firm for a free case evaluation today. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident contact the Dysart Law Firm today at (888) 586-7041.