St. Louis Auto Accident Lawyer
It's a known fact that auto accidents are the most common cause of personal injury related legal cases. They are also some of the most mishandled types of cases. With the insurance companies and adjusters fighting to prevent your recovery, it can be a difficult road to navigate when recovering from an accident. One of the best things that you can possibly do for yourself following an auto accident is to consult an experienced local attorney in your area who specializes in the type of case that you are dealing with.
If you have any pain or injury after being in a car wreck, the first thing you need to do is go to the doctor immediately! Even if you think you just have a good case of whiplash, you will be much better off with treatment. Whiplash is a condition where the muscles and tendons are stretched out and blood vessels burst and bleed into the muscle. Without treatment, they will form scar tissue over time. This will lead to a lifetime of increased pain and stiffness. Of course, you may have a much more serious injury that needs immediate attention. Often, auto accident victims are left with bad headaches that they think will go away. It's only until weeks or months later that they discover they've suffered a head injury.
Also, if you wait for some time before beginning treatment, the insurance company will value your claim less. They may not offer anything if enough time has passed. Their argument is essentially that if you were really hurt, you would have gone to the doctor immediately. You need to be sure you go to the emergency room and follow-up with your doctor for regular treatment sessions. Having documentation of your case and situation only helps you and your attorney build a stronger case.
It's important to remember, according to a study done by the Insurance Research Council, clients who hired an accident lawyer on average received 350% more compensation than if they had tried to negotiate the case themselves with the adjuster. Hiring an attorney who knows what they are doing is worth it! Be sure you are well represented when dealing with an accident case. Our legal team is happy to discuss your situation with you, free of charge for the initial call, and get more detail as to how we might be able to help you and your legal proceedings. We are available by phone at (636) 519-0085 or via the contact form below. Don't hesitate to make the call and learn how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
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