You were driving down a street in your neighborhood on the way to work one day. Everything was fine until all of the sudden another car ran a stop sign and hit you. You are a little shocked and confused at first but you aren’t hurting – maybe just feeling a little discomfort. However, you’re already going to be late for work and you have a big presentation today so you finish up at the scene of the wreck and then get a ride to work, without going to the doctor.
A week later, your back starts to hurt. The pain worsens enough to cause you to see a doctor. You find out you’re feeling delayed pain from the car accident last week.
What can you do? Is it too late to see an attorney and make a case?
The good news is that you can still have a good case and you should seek an attorney, there’s just a lot you may have to overcome.
In a situation like this, we usually try to get the doctor to explain why the soreness or pain worsened, requiring you to visit the doctor later. In fact, everything you do in a personal injury case has to be tied with medical evidence.
Waiting to see a doctor for a period of time after a car accident will usually play a factor in car accident case, but it’s not definitive.
Let us help you. We have fought similar cases before.
We also encourage you to keep a checklist available that will instruct you on the things you need to do in a car accident situation. These things can be tough to remember with the shock and confusion that comes with an accident. Please print this checklist and keep it in your car at all times.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you know how difficult the experience can be, and so do we. We want to go to bat for you and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If the accident was someone’s else’s fault, you need someone on your side to help you deal with the pushy insurance companies and complicated medical records. You need someone experienced in car accident cases – cases we have excelled at for over 25 years.
If this is you, we would love to sit down with you and discuss your case, free of charge. Please contact us today, online or by calling (901) 327-1212.