Injuries And Accidents: What You Need To Know
Medical care should be an essential part of your post-accident plan. While there are a lot of other issues you need to address, such as repairs to your vehicle or finding alternate means of transportation, you still need to make sure you know exactly what injuries happened in the accident in order to be able to recover compensation for those injuries.
At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we have seen many clients come to us with great cases that have been compromised due to the lack of evidence needed to connect injuries to an accident. We wanted to provide some basic information below to serve as a reminder to help you with your Virginia motor vehicle accident claim.
Internal Injuries Can Be Difficult To Diagnose, Which Can Impact The Compensation You Receive
Head injuries and other internal injuries often linger long after an accident without any major symptoms present. They can suddenly become extremely serious without any warning. It is extremely important to talk to your doctor about the facts of your accident, so that the examination you undergo can check for these more serious injuries.
Even minor inconveniences can become big deals. For example, let’s say after a crash you hear a crack in your knee when you walk. It didn’t make that sound before the accident, but now it makes noise almost every time you move. It doesn’t hurt, so you pay little attention to it.
Down the road, that crack can become a potential tear that needs surgery. Without any sort of evidence that you can show that connects this injury to the crash, you may be unable to include this surgery as an expense related to the accident. Full disclosures of changes in your health after a crash are necessary to establish the extent of your injuries, as well as the care you will need to recover.
See The Big Picture
The smallest factors can influence the recovery in a case. Knowing how best to protect yourself in these matters is essential to getting the recovery that you need to meet the expenses and damages connected to an accident. You do not want to be forced to deal with these costs out of your own pocket.
Taking proactive steps after an accident can help avoid potential harms that may impact your case’s value. If you contact us soon after a crash, we can help you take the proper actions to build a strong case that maximizes the compensation available to you.
Do You Have Questions About Your Case?
Our dedicated attorneys are here to help you get the representation you need in your motor vehicle accident case. To arrange your free consultation, call our Manassas office at 703-659-1961 or send us an email to schedule a time that works for you.