The moments immediately following a traffic accident are some of the most confusing that you will face in your life. This is especially true if you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury from the accident. The short-term and long-term effects of the accident run through your mind over and over, along with the trauma of seeing your vehicle damaged and the physical feeling of shock. Flashing lights and sirens don’t help calm you down, either.
As soon as possible after an accident, you should visit a doctor and get an examination in order to identify any injuries you may have suffered as a direct result of it. Don’t rely on how you feel—after a traumatic event, your body and mind kick into emergency response mode and mask whatever pain you might normally feel. An objective look by a medical professional is the only way to get a reliable list of what damage you suffered.
If the offer from the responsible party’s insurance company is insufficient to cover your medical costs (which is, unfortunately, quite likely,) you will need to engage a good Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to push for a more reasonable settlement. At Weiner Law Group, we know exactly what it takes to get this result, and we have the experience and clout to get it as quickly as possible. One critical piece of evidence that we need, however, is the report of a doctor identifying what injuries the accident caused.
It’s not enough to get an injury exam later on, after you begin feeling the effects of your bumps and bruises. Insurance companies regularly challenge these results, claiming that your pain is caused by an incident that was not related to the traffic accident. This is unfair, but unfortunately it is very difficult to prove, in retrospect, that your pain can be directly connected to the accident. A checkup right after the accident will save you a huge amount of time and money, and will make it much easier for your lawyer to prove your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
Don’t take chances with your health and your finances! Call 702-202-0500 to find out how Weiner Law Group can help you get the money you need to cover your recovery from an accident.