What To Do When You Have Back Pain After A Car Accident
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If you’ve recently suffered a car accident, you may be dealing with some aches and pains. You may not think that they’re serious, but injuries from car accidents can sneak up on you. The complex structures in the joints, especially those in the back and neck, can suffer from damages that worsen over time. This means that what starts as a little ache can develop into a debilitating injury.
If your back started hurting after a recent car crash then there are steps you can and should take. If you haven’t signed any release forms with another driver’s insurance company, then it’s likely that you have options to get compensation for your injuries and their treatment, even if it’s been a while since the crash.
Richard J. Hollawell & Associates have years of experience dealing with personal injuries from car accidents and we’ve helped our clients get the money they need to help them and their families get their life back on track. We’ll give you a rundown on some of the basics of back injuries that often result from car accidents and what steps you should take if you have a back injury.
Back Injuries From Car Accidents
When you suffer any kind of car accident, there are a couple of steps you should take to protect your legal interests.
- Go to the doctor. You should go to the doctor as soon as possible following a car accident. This is true even if you don’t think your injuries are serious or that you have any injuries at all. Many internal injuries that can be very serious or even life-threatening, like internal hemorrhage, are often not apparent until it’s too late – but they can be discovered with routine scans performed after a car accident. As previously stated, there are also a number of long term injuries that take time to develop. Having a record of the injuries occurring since the date of the crash makes it much easier for you to get compensation for them.
- Speak to a lawyer. Only a qualified personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate all of your legal options. After any injuries are known following a workup, it might be the case that an insurance settlement is the best option for you, but you should explore all of your legal options before you make any decisions, it can mean tens of thousands of dollars.
- Don’t sign anything. Insurance companies, especially those representing the other driver will do all they can to reduce their costs. It’s common for them to try to get you to accept a lowball offer. Know that you have options and consult a legal expert before making any commitments.
- Save records. It’s important for you to retain any kind of documentation of the accident and your injuries to be used as evidence to support your case. This includes anything from medical bills to photos of the crash site.
Car Injury Lawyer
Injuries resulting from a car accident can be life-altering even when they aren’t life-threatening. Pain and discomfort can prevent victims from doing the things they love and greatly reduce their quality of life. The crushing medical bills associated with getting treatment for these injuries can also ruin a family’s finances and add to their stress. That’s why injury laws exist to help families recover after a loved one is hurt.
Richard Hollawell is an experienced trial attorney that has won over $50M for his clients. He and his team have handled hundreds of personal injury cases and will fight tenaciously to get you and your family what you rightly deserve.
Contact our team at 1-800-681-3550 or use the online form for a free consultation of your case today.