Insurance companies sometimes equate the seriousness of your injury to the amount of damage to your car. However, cars are designed to withstand the forces involved in a rear-end collision, fender-bender or other type of motor vehicle accident. Your body is not.
At The Howell Law Firm in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to meet with you and answer all of your questions about car accidents and rear-end accidents. We will do this at no charge and with no obligation to hire us.
Seek Treatment After Your Rear-End Collision or Other Accident
Whether you feel pain immediately after your accident or not, you should still seek prompt medical attention. If you don’t seek treatment, the insurance company will claim that you were not injured or that your injury did not result from the accident.
Your insurance company may lead you to believe that unless you suffer a major injury in an accident, you aren’t entitled to any compensation. This is not true. Injuries such as neck and back sprains, soft-tissue injuries and disc injuries can affect you for months after an accident and in some cases can lead to chronic pain. You should be fully compensated for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and for lingering effects of the injury on your life.
Be Careful of What You Say to the Insurance Company
You should know that every time you speak with the insurance adjuster, he or she will either be recording the conversation or taking extensive notes. Therefore, you should be very careful about what you say to an insurance company. We recommend that you don’t say anything without talking to an attorney first.
For example, if you say that you feel better the day the insurance adjuster calls you, the insurance company will use that information to minimize your claim. Some injuries may bother you only after exercising or working. You deserve compensation if an injury affects your ability to earn a living or prevents you from doing the things you enjoy.
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