How Common Are Personal Injury Lawsuits?
After an accident, many people doubt if their injuries are serious enough to visit a physician or hire an attorney. There are 6 million accidents in the US every year – with 3 million people injured while 2 million suffer from permanent injuries. Considering the high amount of reported injuries, it causes confusion as to what injuries are serious enough to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
There are injuries that are obvious or more visible and require immediate medical attention such as burns, amputations, and broken bones. Before you determine your injury is “too minor,” contact a personal injury attorney and review the following information.
Signs of Injury that Need Medical Attention
Soft tissue injuries usually occur after a car accident. These types of injuries are muscular damage to the tendon, ligament and nerve. Listen to your body and if you experience the following symptoms after an accident, your injuries may be serious enough to pursue a claim or lawsuit.
- Swelling, bruising, inflammation, or redness of muscles or any broken bones;
- Whiplash or stiffness in the neck, loss of range in motion;
- Throbbing pain, numbness and tingling, especially if the tingling travels to other body parts;
- Weakness or inability to move muscles or your body; Concussion, disorientation, headaches, nausea, or loss of consciousness;
- Emotional injuries or trauma.
Due to the adrenaline rush that your body goes through after an accident, some injuries will not surface immediately. It is always recommended to document your injuries with your physician as soon as you have pain or discomfort after an accident.
Why Should You Hire a Lawyer?
Don’t underestimate the expertise and knowledge of an attorney’s office. A personal injury attorney can help you prove your personal injury lawsuit (regardless how minor it may be) against the insurance company.
An attorney also understands the evidence and information to present and argue on your behalf. They understand that these injuries were caused as a direct result of the accident. An experienced attorney will also assist you to convey the future medical problems your injury can encounter and outline future medical needs.
Insurance Adjusters Are Trained Negotiators
An insurance adjuster may sound sympathetic to your situation and like they are going to resolve your matter with care. However, an insurance adjuster’s job is to protect the interest of the insurance company and are trained to pay the minimum compensation for all claims.
Commonly, they suggest that you are either lying about the extent of your injuries or say that your injuries are pre-existing and not related as a direct result of the accident. That is why hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will benefit your case; attorneys are trained to counter insurance adjusters claims.
Consult With An Experienced Attorney
There is FREE knowledge and help available to you. An experienced attorney will be honest, realistic and guide you in the direction that best suits your legal needs. Consider the following when speaking to an attorney to determine what injuries are serious enough to pursue a claim or personal injury lawsuit.
- Consultations are free. Even if you believe your injury is too minor for the attention of a lawyer, consult for free case evaluation and let a lawyer decide if they are the best fit to assist you with your personal injury lawsuit.
- No upfront fees. Car accident lawyers usually work on a contingency basis. This means that the law firm will not get paid for any of their legal work, unless you recover a settlement on your case.
- Help you with medical treatment. A lawyer may assist with referring you to a doctor that is best qualified to treat your injuries.
- Resolve your vehicle damages. A lawyer will also ensure that your property damage claim gets properly handled and your vehicle gets inspected and evaluated for repairs.
Contact Sweet Law Group For Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
An injury can leave you with unexpected monetary, physical, and emotional damages. The attorney’s at Sweet Law Group have seen thousands of potential cases. Our attorneys know how to prove liability on your case and is there to fight for you every single minute of the day. Call to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation at (800) 203-3061.