Silent injuries have the potential to seriously harm or kill the victim of a car wreck. If you’ve been in a crash, it’s best to consult with an auto accident attorney to find out what your rights are and to also find out if you have a case to take to court.
Silent injuries are the ones that don’t look bad on the surface, but you can’t tell what is going on internally. These injuries may come back to haunt someone later in life, even though they may have been progressing well. An auto accident attorney is able to assess the economic value of your injuries immediately when he knows what you have been diagnosed with and knows which ones have the potential to give you grief later. This assessment is based on other cases that have gone to court and been awarded compensation. These include whiplash, head trauma, major broken bones and chest injuries.
Why does it matter how badly you’re injured? It has to do with the amount of compensation the auto accident attorney should be able to get for you by negotiating a settlement with the insurance company, or taking the case to trial. In other words, the worse the injury, the higher the compensation.
I should add that most insurance companies really don’t like going to trial because it potentially costs them more to litigate than settle. This is why a skilled auto accident attorney will test the waters with an insurance company first prior to going directly to a trial. Of course, every case is different and the auto accident attorney understands that. This is why their expertise is so valuable to getting a fair and equitable settlement or jury verdict.
Head injuries are extremely common in car wrecks whether due to hitting the windshield or the dashboard or being hammered by the airbag. In “any” head injury situation, get it assessed by medical personnel immediately. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can kill if not treated promptly. It may also result in someone’s life never being the same again. At trial, a TBI victim tends to receive greater compensation depending on the severity of the TBI. A dedicated auto accident attorney will fight for their client’s rights.
Whiplash is another all too common injury that stalks accident victims. Not seen and not that well understood by people who have not experienced it, whiplash tends to be “silent” because it isn’t visible. This doesn’t make it any less problematic. There are various degrees of this injury and when an auto accident attorney takes a case involving whiplash to trial, s/he will outline them to the judge or jury.
If you’ve been badly hurt, need assistance and a tough auto accident attorney to handle your case, why not give us a call? We do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.