Experiencing Pain After A Car Accident
Car accidents tend to involve a great deal of force, so it should come as no surprise to learn that car accident injuries are all too common. Furthermore, it is important to note that car accidents can cause a surge of both adrenaline and endorphins in car accident victims that will block their pain response, meaning that it is possible for them to have been injured without them feeling it in the moment. Fortunately, car accident victims can seek out compensation for their suffering, though there are some steps that should be implemented to maximize their chances of success in this particular course of action.
What Should You Do About Your Car Accident Injuries?
If you are someone who is experiencing pain and other symptoms after getting in a car accident, here are some of the steps that you should be taking:
See a Doctor
First and foremost, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. In part, this is because you want to get medical treatment for the injuries that you have sustained as a result of your car accident, which can be serious enough to come with life-threatening consequences if ignored. However, it should also be noted that you will need documentation of your injuries if you are going to seek compensation for your suffering, meaning that you want to get started on that sooner rather than later. After all, if you choose to hold off on getting medical treatment, there is a good chance that the opposing lawyer will use that to argue that you could not have sustained serious injuries if you were able to do so.
Sometimes, the other person’s insurance company might get in touch in order to convince you to sign a release of claims in exchange for a sum of money. Generally speaking, you should refuse to do so because once you have done so, you will have waived your right to seek further compensation for your suffering, which is not a decision that you can go back on. This is particularly true because the true extent of the damage inflicted by a car accident can take some time to show up, with a prime example being how some people will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder whereas other people will not. As a result, you want to wait until you know the full extent of what has happened before you make such an important decision, particularly since you want to consult a number of experts about what you should do as well as what you can expect.
See a Lawyer
For example, you should make sure to seek out a lawyer specializing in car accident claims as soon as possible after you have gotten medical treatment for your injuries. This is because you want to get an expert’s opinion about your chances of success in seeking compensation for your suffering, which should influence your decision to do so or not. For that matter, if you do decide to seek compensation, you will need a car accident attorney’s expertise and experience throughout the legal process, both for your peace of mind and to maximize your chances of success.
Want to know more about what you should and shouldn’t be doing following a car accident? Please contact us at your earliest convenience to speak about your options as well as how you can best pursue them.