Suffering Pain, No Injuries?
Imagine driving down the street in McAllen, Texas. Clear conditions, light traffic, then out of nowhere you are struck by an automobile. Your day has now been turned upside down. At first, you are in shock. You do not realize the pain you are in because you are focused on what just happened. If you have loved ones in the vehicle, you are tending to them and their injuries.
You do not go to the hospital because you tell McAllen PD and EMS “I’m fine”. The next couple of days you start to feel sore. Your neck and back start to ache and it’s harder to get out of bed in the morning because you are stiff. You do not THINK anything major is wrong with you but you are in pain, you are hurting.
This is very common in automobile accidents. Someone may think it’s not necessary to obtain an attorney just because they are sore from an automobile accident. However, there is no way to know the full extent of your injuries without seeking professional help from a doctor.
Do I Have a Case?
Your overall health has been affected by someone else’s negligence and for that reason, you have a case. However minor it may or may not be, the other driver was negligent and you are suffering because of that. While your case may not be one that attorneys make commercials about that you see all over television, it’s important to you that you have your medical bills paid for because the accident was not your fault.
I cannot tell you how many times a client was in a minor impact accident and “felt a little sore” only to find out they have significant injuries that would require surgery for them to fully recover. So when you are in a car accident and there might be minimal property damage and you feel pain, it’s best to seek medical attention so they can take a look and determine if you have injuries that need attention. Obtaining a personal injury attorney will ensure that your rights are protected in the process of making you whole again. At the end of the day, the insurance company is not your friend, they are a business and a very profitable one at that. It’s best to seek Herrman and Herrman in McAllen for advice before trying to settle a claim for your injuries on your own.