Car accidents can be traumatic for anyone. Adrenaline runs high, and you might not notice
an injury until much later, after your body and your adrenal system has
calmed down. Likewise, even small fender benders can cause injuries, such
as whiplash, which may not manifest until much later. If the accident
was caused by someone else’s negligence, what do you do if you don’t
discover an injury until much later?
The first thing you should do is see a doctor for treatment. Even if you
don’t notice until much later, you need to take care of the problem
as soon as you become aware of it. Taking action to solve your medical
problem might be the evidence an insurance company needs to prove you’re
not just faking an injury to get paid. Doctor’s don’t treat
symptoms that aren’t there. If you’re getting treatment, such
as physical therapy or medication, this will be helpful in a court of
law to prove you sought help as soon as you realized you had a problem.
If you try and file a claim, any insurance company will investigate why
you had such a long delay between your accident and your treatment. Make
sure to explain to your doctor that you were injured in an accident, and
he or she may give testimony that some injuries don’t manifest right
away. However, if an insurance company denies your claim on the basis
that your injury wasn’t severe enough to require immediate treatment,
you may need to hire an
experienced Greenwich personal injury attorney.
A good personal injury lawyer will understand the ins and outs of working
against insurance companies, which never want to give up money they don’t
have to. Let a skilled attorney help you win compensation for the damage
done to you. Talk to one of our experienced advocates about your case
in a free case consultation. We have more than 30 years of legal experience
to offer your case, and our firm has built a reputation for being meticulous,
zealous, and tenacious legal representatives. Trust us to handle your
situation. Call us at (203) 718-4002 or
fill out our online form to tell us about your situation. We are available 24 hours a day.