After a Car Accident, Don’t “Tough It Out”

| October 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

Toughing Out a Car Accident Injury

Getting injured in any kind of accident can mean a plethora of things, with one of these being the disruption of your life. Bills need to be paid, and people need your support if you are a pivotal family member such as the breadwinner. In some cases, you may think that toughing it out in order to get back to normalcy as soon as possible makes a lot of sense. This, however, may have serious consequences if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit down the road.

Have you been injured in a Dallas car accident? Don’t tough it out. Call 1-800-ATTORNEY and let us help you with your case.

The injuries you suffer after any accident aren’t to be taken lightly, however minor they seem. First, there’s a real chance that these injuries will develop into something more complicated if you don’t get checked out by a doctor. Surface injuries may sometimes hide organ injury which can lead to internal bleeding a few days after an accident, not to mention nerve impairment and a host of other complications which will be harder and more expensive to deal with many months down the line.

On top of that, there is a window within which one is allowed to file a personal injury claim. This statute of limitations can differ from one state to the next, but in some instances, it can be as short as 90 days. By delaying seeking treatment, you may miss this window and be ineligible to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Speaking to us within the first few days of your accident can allow us to investigate, build your case, and file a claim on your behalf within a reasonable time frame, helping you get the monetary compensation you deserve.

Insurance adjusters are also another reason why you should seek medical care for an injury as soon as possible. These individuals are in the business of minimizing claims at every opportunity because they want to save their companies money. In fact, it’s not uncommon for adjusters to get bonuses for any claims they successfully shoot down. On top of that, not reporting injuries and then waiting a few weeks or months before doing so may make it look like your claim isn’t genuine and that you’re just ‘fishing for compensation’. In order not to have your integrity questioned, make sure to act quickly.

The extent of your injuries and the treatment will play a part in your claims amount, which is why it’s important to see a doctor for treatment on the same day you get injured, or very shortly afterward.

Destruction of evidence happens a lot, and witnesses may get intimidated and slip into the shadows. If you hire an attorney immediately, the law firm can start working with the authorities to collect any evidence to help you win your case. Nothing lasts forever, and evidence can get lost, hidden, destroyed or left out. We need time to look at police reports and refute them, cross-examine witnesses as well as draft any court and insurance documents on your behalf. Fast action on your part is what will help us get you compensation sooner rather than later.

If you’ve been injured on the job or in an accident in Dallas, please call us at 1-800-ATTORNEY for your free, confidential and no-commitment consultation.


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