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Steps to Take After Suffering a Delayed Car Crash Injury

Steps to Take After Suffering a Delayed Car Crash Injury

Typically, car accidents result in serious injuries that are immediately apparent and display external symptoms. However, many auto accidents result in injuries that have hidden or delayed symptoms that take time to develop or require medical attention to diagnose.

When this occurs, it can be difficult to obtain the compensation you need. For this reason, you should always seek medical attention after a car accident. Then contact a lawyer to discuss filing a claim to pursue compensation.

The experienced  Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Fair Cases Law Group understand how to help victims who suffer delayed injuries. Contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your claim. We will review your car accident and resulting injury to determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

Below, we discuss several steps you should take to preserve your claim if you suffer a delayed car accident injury. 

TYPES OF DELAYED INJURIES

The most common delayed injuries persons involved in vehicle accidents may experience include:

SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT

Even if you do not believe you have suffered an injury during a car crash, you should always seek medical attention from a health care provider.

During your initial examination, a health care provider may subject you to a series of medical tests to diagnose your injuries and find any hidden or delayed symptoms that may indicate you suffered additional injuries.

Additionally, seeking medical attention is vital when you pursue a personal injury claim. It proves that you suffered an injury during the car accident and that you are actively seeking medical treatment to heal your condition.

The results from your medical tests will also show the types of injuries you suffered and their severity. Your health care provider should also prescribe you a treatment plan that can be used as evidence to show the cost of your medical expenses.

CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY

Once you have received medical treatment for your injuries, you should consider contacting an attorney to discuss filing a claim against the at-fault driver.

Your attorney will carefully review your auto accident and resulting injuries to determine how your life has been affected since the crash. Based on this information, your attorney will know how much compensation you may be entitled to receive for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Furthermore, your attorney will have extensive knowledge of Los Angeles’s personal injury laws and will understand how to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to receive a fair settlement on your behalf.

Your attorney will also help you build a case against the at-fault party. This includes gathering evidence to support your claim, such as your accident report, pictures of your injuries and the accident scene, medical records and witness testimony. This can be used to establish that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident and is liable for your injuries.

If you have been in an accident contact Fair Cases Law Group for a free consultation. A free consultation means you can get a better idea of what your claim might be worth without any cost to you.

To learn more about how we can help as your attorney, please call us at (833) 324-7111 and request a free consultation.

DO NOT ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT

Shortly after your car accident, you will likely be contacted by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The insurer will provide you a settlement offer to quickly resolve your claim. However, you should never accept the first offer you receive.

Insurers often depend on car accident victims to accept the first settlement offer they receive. However, an insurer’s initial offer is often much lower than what you may deserve. If you suffered an injury with delayed or hidden symptoms, you will need to carefully consider the cost of future medical treatment and whether your injury will cause you to suffer a permanent disability.

If you accept an insurer’s first offer without considering these factors, you cannot receive additional compensation. For this reason, you should not accept any offers until you understand the true effects of your injuries. It may also help to consult with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who can explain the true value of your claim. Your attorney will also be able to negotiate with an insurer to help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

Don’t Make the Mistake That Could Cost You Thousands

Make sure you understand what is at stake before accepting the insurance company’s offer or sign away your rights in a settlement. The insurance company is a business, and they may not have your best interests at heart. With that said, you may end up making all kinds of mistakes on your own, for example:
  • Accidently admit fault for the accident
  • Assume your injuries are too minor to justify a claim
  • Forget you deserve compensation for lost pay and lost earning power
  • Neglect to include your future medical costs in your demand for compensation
  • Accept an inadequate settlement offer because you don’t realize what you deserve or you are too tired of fighting on your own

When you hire Fair Cases Law Group as your attorney, you can rest assured we can help you maximize your compensation.

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We will also help you see the right doctors, repair or replace your vehicle, gather documentation for your injuries and losses, and arrive at a full and fair figure for compensation.

CONTACT FAIR CASES LAW GROUP

An auto accident can have a significant impact on a victim’s life. If you suffered a delayed injury, you may experience symptoms for several months or years after the accident.

Fair Cases Law Group has helped numerous auto accident victims obtain the justice and compensation they deserved. We are dedicated to helping our clients and know how to bring claims for victims who suffer injuries with delayed or hidden symptoms.

To find out if you have a case, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis and will only charge you if we help you recover compensation. Call (833) 324-7111. 

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