Common Personal Injury Q&A
Accidents happen every day, but unfortunately, some leave people injured and dealing with medical bills. If you have recently sustained an injury as a result of someone else, you could potentially have a personal injury case. It’s important to know what to do in these scenarios. We decided to answer the top three most common personal injury questions we hear today.
After you have sustained an injury, it might be difficult know to what happens next. First and foremost, if you are in any physical or emotional pain, please seek medical attention right away. If you do not see a doctor right after the incident, make sure to take photos and document what happened. For example, if you are in a car accident, take photos of the accident, collect insurance information from the other parties, and get the contact information of any witnesses. At this point, calling the police is a smart idea as well. They deal with accidents all the time so they will know how to handle the incident. Again, if you are in any pain, seek medical attention immediately. If you feel you are a victim of the accident, contact your insurance company and a personal injury lawyer for further information.
Let’s say you are in an accident but do not feel any pain. People often wonder if they have a case despite physical damage. Sometimes when these incidents happen, adrenaline can pump which can mask the pain. So you might not feel pain in that exact moment, but pay attention once your senses lower and the adrenaline wears off. This is critical. If you notice something is off, call your doctor.
Let’s say you already have a pre-existing condition before you are injured. You can still receive damages if the incident is at the hands of someone else. If you are a victim of a car accident but have pre-existing injuries, consult a doctor and a lawyer. Just because you have pre-existing injuries doesn’t mean you can’t receive damages. This is an excellent question to discuss further with a lawyer because it will depend on your individual case.
For more answers on specific personal injury accidents, call The Slaughter Law Firm today. At Slaughter Law, we have over 21 years of experience in various areas of law including personal injury. We understand every case is different, but our goal is to make sure you are taken care of and properly compensated. To schedule an appointment with our lawyer Frankie Slaughter Jr. visit us online here or call us at (423) 844-0560 today. We want to make sure you are properly cared for in the case of a personal injury incident.