All too often, even seemingly minor accidents result in serious injuries. These injuries require immediate medical attention and even long-term care. However, if these injuries are not apparent at the scene, many drivers walk away thinking they’re fine. Unfortunately, pain sets in later. This can be serious, and can what you do next affects your right to injury compensation.
If I feel Fine, Why Do I Need a Medical Exam?
As explained above, sometimes pain sets in much later, after the accident. Of course, if you walk away feeling fine from an accident, you may be fortunate enough to have suffered no injuries. With that being said, your health is not something you should gamble with. Doctors specializing in car crash victim injuries could be able to assess any visible and nonvisible injuries associated with traumatic events. Avoiding an examination could leave you vulnerable to the insurance companie’s whims. More than likely, if you claim you sustained an injury you claim was caused after the accident, weeks later, the insurance company will try and argue that you must have gotten the injury somewhere else, and they are not responsible.
Another issue is that insurance companies try to settle claims as fast as possible. Far too often, victims accept settlements that are far lower than they deserve all because they don’t know the extent of their injuries. Once you accept their offer, you waive your right to further compensation. This could prove to be extremely costly as medical bills and lost wages pile up.
The best decision you can make after an accident is to consult with a personal injury attorney. An experienced Car Accident lawyer can walk you through the sets to ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Injured in a Car Accident? Call Begum Law Group
While expert witnesses aren’t always necessary, there are many cases where they are useful. If your case is more complex, you can count on Begum Law Group to reach out to our network of expert witnesses on your behalf. Contact us at 866-523-4167 today if you have been hurt in a car accident and are seeking skilled legal representation.