Understanding Your Injuries Following a Personal Injury
Why Is It So Important to Seek Medical Attention Following a Personal Injury?
If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in injury, you may be feeling overwhelmed. While it is perfectly natural to feel this way, it is important that you do certain things after a personal injury, as they could have an effect on the outcome of your personal injury. You may have thought you were not that badly injured after the accident, so you did not seek medical attention. While it is also normal to feel this way, you should know that the adrenaline that floods your body during an accident can mask the pain of injuries. Many times, hours or days later, your body suddenly tells you just how badly hurt you really were in the accident.
While you will still go see the doctor, not having gone immediately after the accident can make it much more difficult to obtain compensation from the liable party. In short, any delay in seeking medical treatment for your injuries can jeopardize both your health and your financial future. When you delay seeking medical attention for your injuries, you face a longer recovery period, aggravation of the injury, a higher chance of re-injury, and delays in obtaining medical specialist referrals to speed your healing process. Couple all of those possibilities with the likelihood that if you wait to seek medical treatment after an accident, it is highly likely the insurance company will challenge whether your injuries were caused by the accident or something else.
Why is Injury Documentation So Important Following a Personal Injury?
Fully documenting your injuries following an accident caused by another person or entity can be the crucial piece of the puzzle as far as obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. Although it is relatively easy to calculate medical expenses and lost wages, even those can benefit from careful, thorough documentation. If you have documented literally everything pertaining to your accident and injuries, your personal injury attorney will have a much easier job getting you the settlement you deserve.
Not only should you write down everything you remember about your accident, but you should also immediately start a file which lists every doctor you see, every treatment you receive for your injuries, every drug you are prescribed, and even mileage to and from your healthcare provider (and motel and meal costs if you are required to travel a significant distance to see the doctor). If your injuries have caused you significant physical and/or emotional pain, keep careful records of this, as well as how the pain affected your ability to live your daily life or return to work.
What are the Most Common Injuries Suffered in a Personal Injury Accident?
Below are common injuries suffered by Hoffoss Devall clients as a result of a personal injury accident. There can be many complexities, not only regarding the injuries and medical treatments required but also in the evidence used to win cases that involve those injuries and medical treatments. At Hoffoss Devall, our clients have come to rely on the fact that they will have a highly experienced attorney by their side from start to finish, and that their rights and their future will be fully protected. Some of the more common injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical injuries, requiring a cervical MRI or cervical spinal fusion
- Back and spinal injuries causing chronic pain and possibly requiring an epidural steroid injection
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Bruises and cuts
- Disfiguring injuries
- Knee injuries
How Hoffoss Devall Can Help You Following a Personal Injury
If you have been involved in an accident with injuries caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to speak to an experienced Hoffoss Devall personal injury attorney as quickly as possible following the accident. Our attorneys will fight for you, for your health, and for your rights. We can also direct you to a wealth of resources to help you following your accident, including those below. Contact Hoffoss Devall today to ensure your future is fully protected.