After you’ve been in an automobile accident, you might be tempted to move on with your life as quickly as possible. The accident itself was stressful and disruptive enough on its own and you feel like you’ve luckily escaped with only a few bumps or sore muscles. But what happens if in the days following the accident you begin to experience back pain? How do you deal with the pain and how do you make sure you’re compensated for your pain by the other driver’s insurance company?
A car accident is a stressful event that no one wants to experience. Afterwards, you might feel lucky because you don’t immediately notice any sort of pain or injury. However, it’s not uncommon for an injury or pain to reveal itself until much later. This could be for a large number of reasons, but often it’s because the pain was masked by the adrenaline your body released immediately after the accident.
If you begin feeling pain in the hours, days or weeks following a car accident you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Any pain, including delayed pain, can be caused by a serious medical injury that requires timely treatment. It is important to have your injuries diagnosed as soon after the accident as possible. Importantly, once you’ve visited with your doctor, if he or she determines that your pain is related to the accident, contact a legal professional right away to determine the best steps you can take.
Following your car accident, you may hear your doctor or friends mention the words pain and suffering. Your friends or family members may even encourage you to pursue legal action to get an award for your pain and suffering. This is because after an accident, many insurance companies will readily compensate you for any damage your car suffered that needed repair, but they will be far more hesitant to compensate you for your pain and suffering unless you have a legal professional that can argue on your behalf and who knows the proof that is needed to back up your claims.
Many types of pain can be delayed for days or weeks following an accident. These are the types of pain you may experience, so you can be on the lookout for them.
You need to be active in monitoring your pain following a car accident. Delayed pain can indicate a serious condition that has been overlooked. If you experience delayed pain, contact your primary care physician for evaluation.
When consulting your doctor, it’s important to indicate the location and severity of your pain. Any symptoms you notice are important and knowing which kinds of pain can be delayed following an accident will be helpful for your personal evaluation of symptoms. Some of these delayed symptoms indicate a serious medical issue.
At times, delayed symptoms can indicate the potential for a pain and suffering settlement. These settlements help to mitigate the loss of work or pleasure you have experienced due to the injury.
Hiring an attorney to negotiate your car accident claim and to compensate you for your pain and suffering costs you nothing. Our team has built a reputation for compassionate and fierce advocacy on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you know has been the victim of someone else’s poor driving, including both drivers and passengers of a vehicle, you can reach Kramer Law by calling a 802-257-2221 or using our quick and easy contact form. We are also conveniently located in downtown Brattleboro at 42 Park Place if you would prefer to stop by.
As our client, we will take care of all of the legal, privacy and insurance related issues surrounding your case so that you are able to recover and work towards a brighter and better future.