How Much Can I Get Paid For My Car Accident?
First things first-- Protect yourself! What does that mean? Do NOT wait to asses your injuries after an accident. Even if you don't think you have suffered any injuries, you would be surprised!
As most of us know, it's impossible to get into an accident and not feel pain or discomfort right away, only to have symptoms show up a few days later. The aches and pains may seem invisible at first, but whiplash, head, neck, and spinal injuries can rear their ugly head several days or weeks after an accident.
It's important not to let fear from overreacting keep you from seeking proper medical attention soon after the incident- even if it's just a "fender bender." It's important to protect yourself from any future harm that may arise as a result of your injuries,
ESTABLISH CAUSATION: Your medical professional can help you establish "causation", meaning if you were to develop symptoms later on down the road, you will need medical documentation to prove the injuries were a result of the accident. Having this documentation in place can protect you if the other person involved in the accident has an attorney who tries to say your injuries may have occurred at work, for instance. Without the proper documentation to back up your claim you may not be able to receive compensation. If your injury turns out to be more serious than anticipated, this could cause you problems down the road in lost wages and medical bills.
Another reason not to wait to evaluate your potential injuries is because most insurance claim adjusters prefer to settle claims as quickly as possible. This makes them look good to their clients and keeps any future, more expensive, cases from being brought against them in the future.
As the saying goes, it's better to be safe than sorry. A quick visit to the doctor right after your accident can save you peace of mind, money, and headaches down the road.
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