It’s not uncommon for someone involved in an auto accident to not feel any pain or ill effects in the moments immediately following an accident. The shock of one of these incidents can cause the body to become remarkably resilient. However, it may not take long for you to suddenly realize that your neck hurts and you start experiencing headaches. These are tell-tale signs of a serious brain injury that could require extensive treatment. A medical professional can usually diagnose these injuries and treat them early, but when so many people neglect or decline medical attention after the accident, it’s not uncommon for many of these injuries to become debilitating or maybe even life-threatening years later.
However, because you did not necessarily claim the injury in your accident report and possibly also your insurance claim, it’s not uncommon for the other party’s insurance company to deny payment for costs attributed to these injuries. They may ask questions like “How can you prove your injuries were sustained by this accident?” If you continue to challenge this point, they will likely counter by pushing the fact that you did not claim the injury on your reports as evidence you did not sustain it in the accident.
Even if you cannot see or feel an injury, that does not mean it doesn’t exist. In some cases, the symptoms of some injuries, particularly brain injuries, can take weeks to appear and may not always be painful. Because of this, you should always seek medical attention after an accident, even if you feel as though there is nothing wrong with you. A physician can examine you for any apparent injuries you may not be able to recognize yourself, and then place those injuries on their own report, which can stand as substantial evidence in your favor.
Once you receive an examination, you should also speak with a Clearwater personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Having an attorney on your side can help you combat claims against you and your case the other party’s insurance company may attempt to make as well as ensure you receive proper compensation for the damages you have sustained. Much like injuries, you may not recognize all of the damages and losses you incur as a result of an accident.
Attorney Bryan D. Caulfield, Esq. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney who can provide you and your loved ones with dedicated and knowledgeable representation that is focused on obtaining the best possible outcome to your case. Attorney Caulfield accepts calls 24 hours a day and on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless he is successful in recovering on your behalf.
Don’t hesitate to contact Bryan D. Caulfield, Esq. today at (727) 308-6060 to schedule your free consultation!