Waiting Only Delays Your Recovery and Your Car Wreck Case
The answer from this Houston Car Accident lawyer is simple; “Absolutely, NO!”. If you were involved in automobile accident where the impact was significant, you do not want to go to the emergency room or to go see your personal doctor immediately. The science supports the conclusion that even when you are wearing your seat belt, you could still suffer serious injuries in a car accident involving a significant impact. On the other hand, simply because the impact was minor, you need to understand that there could still be injuries or aggravation of existing injuries that would require you to get medical attention. Ultimately, you need to use your best judgment and do not be stubborn about seeing a medical professional following a car crash.
Seeing a doctor will also help document your injury when you present your claim with the insurance of the other driver. As a car wreck victim, if you focus on getting the medical attention that you require for your injuries, your personal injury lawyer will be able to clearly establish and support that the injuries you are complaining of are related to the car accident.
Common Car Accident Injuries Sneak Up On You!
Following a car accident, the injuries that you may have suffered may not be immediately obvious. Therefore, seeing a medical professional is crucial to investigating the full extent of your injuries. Several types of car wreck injuries sneak up on you as time passes. Unfortunately, if you do not do a good job documenting your injuries by seeing a doctor, you may end up fighting the insurance company over whether those injuries are related to the car crash.
Understanding the type of injuries that you could suffer in a car crash helps understand why car accident victims do not always feel the full extent of their injuries at the scene of an accident. Based on our experience, here are some common car accident injuries:
- Herniations (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine); These are injuries to your spine or your “back”. These are very common in rear ender car wrecks or other crashes with a forceful impact. Very often, we see these injuries described at Whiplash!
- Shoulder Injuries (Rotator Cuff Tears); These are injuries that usually result from holding the steering wheel tightly during an impact. Also, they can result from hitting your shoulder against the interior of your vehicle.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (Head lacerations, bruising, concussion, long or short-term cognitive defects)
- Broken Bones (Fractures to the bones of all types including arms, legs, ribs)
- Knee Injuries (Tendon tears, bruising)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Fear of Driving or traveling as a passenger in a vehicle)
You can see that the only injuries that you would immediately be able to diagnose at the scene of a crash are lacerations, bruising and broken bones. All other crash related injuries would need more rigorous examination in order to diagnose and treat! Therefore, it is not recommended that you “wait and see” before you go see the doctor following a car accident.
Car Accident Injuries Can Have An Impact For the Rest of Your Life
There are several car accident injuries that affect a victim’s ability to continue to live a normal life. This is another reason why you need to see a doctor about your injuries as soon as you can. This lasting impact must be documented and, the insurance company will need to compensate you for the harm that their insured has caused.
The focus of seeing a doctor following a car accident should never driven simply by driving up medical costs for your car accident case. If more medical attention is provided than what is seen as reasonably necessary, you are going to have difficulty making the insurance company pay your personal injury claim. Excessive physical therapy or other pain management for minor injuries will very often have some negative impact on a car wreck case. Therefore, it is important that you and medical providers are on the same page about treating your car wreck injuries in a reasonable manner.
Fatal Car Accident Cases: Wrongful Death Case and a Survival Actions After Losing a Loved One in Car Wreck.
Fatal car accidents occur pretty frequently in Houston. After losing a loved one to a tragic car accident, investigating the rights of the family members left behind will be necessary. The right to file a wrongful death lawsuit or a survival will be dependent on several factors. Although there is no amount of monetary compensation that will replace a loved one but, compensation does help with the financial needs of family left behind. As your lawyer, we will explain what family members are qualified to file these lawsuits.
If you and your family have lost a loved one as a result of tragic bicycle crash , we are here to explain the entire process to you so that you make the best decisions that you can for you and your family. The goal of our firm in these cases is to make the negligent driver and anyone else potential responsible pay for the harm that they have caused
Making Negligent Drivers Pay for Their Actions!
If you have been injured a car accident and need to consult a lawyer about your rights, we are here to help! At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC we treat every client with the care and attention that they deserve. We are available to help you in your car wreck person injury case.
Contact Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC at (346) 347-7777 to request an initial consultation to discuss your case.