With many reckless drivers on the road, there is a chance that you could get into an accident, either as the driver or as a pedestrian.
While it is scary to think of that happening, it is even more stressful thinking about the potential for long-lasting pain after the accident.
You may have filed a claim on your insurance for the initial accident, but what do you do if you are still experiencing pain from its effects weeks or even months later?
There are a few important steps you should take if you are still having pain after an accident.
Assess Your Pain
What type of pain are you experiencing? Where is your pain concentrated? How long has it been hurting, and how is that pain affecting your life?
After vehicle accidents including cars, trucks, and motorcycles, people can experience health effects like back pain, neck pain, numbness or tingling, memory issues, excessive fatigue, headaches, and more.
As you can probably guess, some of these symptoms may be severe and have real impacts on your ability to live your life. You should record in detail exactly what you are experiencing.
If your pain is persistent and causing you problems in your day-to-day life, it is time to see a doctor right away, even if you already saw one directly after the accident.
A doctor can help assess your situation further as well as document what exactly is happening to you. This documentation will be important for moving forward with a potential personal injury claim.
Be sure to specify:
- your exact symptoms
- how long you have been experiencing pain
- and how it is impacting your life.
Keep in mind that states have different laws regarding how soon after an accident you would need to see a doctor in order to file a claim; check with your insurance company to learn the specifics.
Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer
The initial case may be closed already. So, it will be crucial that you speak with a personal injury attorney.
You may have accepted an initial settlement for the accident because it covered your immediate medical needs. However, you likely did not anticipate the long-lasting, impactful pain long after the accident. The pain that you are experiencing now.
It can be frustrating that you are still experiencing so much pain. And it may not feel like there is much you can do about it since the case is closed.
However, it is possible to work with a personal injury attorney who will be able to help you get the justice, care, and even compensation that you deserve.
These cases involve reassessing an initial injury and encompass the medical costs and insurance. Therefore, it is important that you work with someone who is highly qualified and experienced in this specific area.
At Wood, Atter, & Wolf, we have a variety of personal injury lawyers who have won over 10,000 cases and we have recovered over $240 million combined for our clients. We specialize in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. So, we have the experience you need in an attorney, regardless of your case.
Dealing with pain after an accident is a serious ordeal that can have lifelong effects on your health. Likewise, it can affect your job, your ability to function, and your overall enjoyment of life.
Wood, Atter, & Wolf take the time to get to know each of our client’s unique situations, thoroughly review your case, and ask for your input so we can provide the best legal help possible in your personal injury case.
With the right help, you will get what you deserve and will be able to lead a healthy, fulfilling life. Please visit our website for more information and to schedule a consultation.
Contact Us Today
If you are facing a personal injury case and need legal advice or help with a case, it’s best to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Call the team at Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. for a consultation to discuss your legal needs.
If you believe you will need legal representation, call us today. We can help you get through this trying time and get you and your family on the right path.