Many car accidents result in neck injuries because the sudden loss of momentum snaps the head forward. Many people will refuse to seek medical treatment after an accident, thinking that they are either okay or that nothing is wrong with them. This is one of the biggest mistakes that accident victims can make. It will not help them legally or medically.
There are two things that people suffering from a neck injury need to do:
- Get medical help
- Hire a lawyer
You Need Prompt Medical Attention
Neck injuries can get worse if they are not treated. Getting the injury diagnosed can help the accident victim begin a course of treatment that could help them recover faster. The alternative is to walk around for weeks or months with an untreated neck injury that will grow worse over time. Besides, delaying medical treatment can hurt the legal case because the insurance company may claim that the neck injury was due to something else. They could also argue that you made the situation worse by delaying treatment.
When you have sustained a neck injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the other driver if you can prove that they were to blame for the accident. This requires that you either go through the insurance claims process or file a lawsuit against the other driver. Proving fault requires evidence of what happened in the accident. This is where a lawyer can help. In addition, the attorney will also help you deal with the insurance company when you are trying to reach a settlement agreement.
Experienced South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
The Elrod Pope Law Firm can help when you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident. Call us today at (803) 599-3080 or contact us online to discuss your case.
Car Accident FAQ
When does someone else need to pay for my car accident injuries?
A jury would need to find that they were negligent.
What is negligence in a car accident case?
Negligence is when someone acts unreasonably under the circumstances.
Do I need a lawyer for a car accident case?
While a lawyer is not a legal requirement, it will certainly help your case to have an experienced attorney.
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