After A Car Accident, What If I Get Soreness And Pain?

Car accidents can be incredibly terrifying experiences. In many cases, a car accident victim may not experience any pain in the immediate aftermath of the incident. However, it is not uncommon for car accident victims to realize that they are injured in the hours or days after an incident. When this happens, victims need to know where to turn. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas car accident attorneys will help you navigate medical and insurance issues in the aftermath of a crash.

Car accident injuries can be complex

When a car accident occurs, victims do not always feel any pain right away. That is because the adrenaline can mask the pain of any hidden injuries a person sustains. This can lead to car accident victims choosing to not seek medical assistance right away.

This is never a good idea. You should always seek assistance from a doctor after a crash occurs. This ensures that you are taken care of and that a link between any injuries and the accident is firmly established.

However, it is not uncommon for many people to experience soreness and pain after an accident and then need medical attention. Some of the most common delayed car accident injuries include:

Wait to sign a release of liability statement

Soon after an accident occurs that was caused by another party, you will likely be asked by their insurer to make a statement and to sign a release of liability statement. Our Dallas car accident lawyers want to make a few statements here:

  1. Do not talk to an insurance adjuster about your injuries or pain level, especially soon after an accident occurs.
  2. Do not sign any release of liability statements. This will make it next very difficult to receive any compensation for your injuries.

If an insurance company calls you soon after an accident, do not give a recorded statement and do not talk about the incident other than basic facts (where it happened, who was involved, etc.). As soon as you feel any pain after an accident, go to the doctor and let them start a treatment plan.

Consider seeking assistance from an attorney soon after an accident occurs that was caused by another person. Your lawyer will handle all communications with insurance carriers and other parties.

We are ready to help you secure compensation

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the accident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against an at-fault party

When you need a Dallas car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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