INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT? HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.
May 19, 2019
PERSONAL INJURY FROM CAR ACCIDENTS
Have you recently been in a car accident? It can be scary, we get it. Day and Nance have been involved as personal injury lawyers for over 30 years. We understand what your rights are as someone who is looking to hire an accident attorney. It doesn't matter if your injury was due to a slip and fall or a trucking accident, if you feel like you need to speak with a lawyer, we are here to help.
That being said, here are some things you should know before calling in. First, there are around 162,000 injury related deaths every year in the United States, and approximately 50% of personal injury lawsuits are because of an automobile accident. If you have been in an automobile accident, you may have walked away unscratched. However just because you don't feel any injury yet, doesn't mean something won't come up later. Some of the most common types of injury due to a car accident are whip-lash, concussions, and other neck and back related trauma. These types of injury can sometimes take weeks or months to manifest themselves. Because of this, it is important to see a doctor or other medical practitioner (many insurances now cover Chiropractors as well) immediately after a car accident to determine if there was an internal injury that might have escaped your attention. If a medical practitioner has determined that you should get help, which could be anything from surgery to physical therapy depending on the extent of the injury, it is a good idea to think about hiring an attorney to ensure you are not forced to pay for any of these medical bills out of pocket.
We have immense experience as personal injury lawyers. We have helped with everything from large truck to swimming pool and spa area accidents. Why get a personal injury lawyer though? Why not just try to fight it yourself? Great question. Let's see if we can bring some clarity to the advantages of hiring a personal injury lawyer.
ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
The first advantage to hiring a personal injury lawyer is that you (probably) haven't studied law well enough to understand all of the legal ramifications of what happened. Most institutions - banks, hospitals, car insurance agencies, etc - understand that you have a lack of knowledge in this area, and will try to manipulate you to getting less compensation than you are entitled to. When you have been in a car crash, we can help by acting as your advocate and ensuring that you understand your rights and what you can be compensated for.
Additionally, when it comes to personal injury matters, we have a lot of experience in the area. We can help you understand how to report the accident properly, identify areas of negligence, and in general give you reassuring guidance throughout the process.
Lastly, going to trial can take a lot of time and energy. Some cases take years to resolve. Getting professional help from a personal injury lawyer can help settle your case outside of court. In fact, over 95% of personal injury cases are settled pre-trial, meaning we can help you avoid losing unnecessary hours struggling to fight a legal battle. Give Day and Nance a call today. We would love to speak with you and see what we can do to help.