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Pursuing A Claim For Personal Injury

In some cases following an automobile accident, it may seem obvious that there is a lawsuit on the horizon: somebody was injured, and somebody else’s negligence or carelessness caused that injury. But presenting a claim, to an insurer or a court, is not a simple matter. There may be disagreement or confusion over who was at fault. The extent of a person’s injuries may be unclear; some injuries may cause long-term or even permanent discomfort or disability, and it is not always possible to get the full picture during an initial emergency room visit or even after multiple follow-up examinations. Injuries may include seemingly straightforward issues such as a broken bone, or may involve more complex symptoms and problems (from chronic pain to insomnia and difficulty focusing or performing everyday tasks). Continue reading

What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident

It is an unfortunate fact that many of us will be involved in a car accident at some point in our lives. For every accident, there are many possible causes, including our own actions and the negligence of another driver. No matter what the circumstances, a car crash can be a life-changing event—and in the aftermath, you need to be sure that any accident is handled properly.

The first priority following a car accident is simple—prompt medical attention. Injuries sustained in car accidents can range from minor to serious, and some injuries may not be apparent right away. In fact, the full extent of an injury may not become clear for a period of days or even weeks. For this reason, even if you think you have not been hurt, it is vital to go to the emergency room and get checked out by a doctor. Continue reading