The first few minutes after an accident are crucial. The shock of what just happened and our mind and body going into survivor mode can lead a person into making unwise decisions. In this state of mind people feel "OK" not realizing that when the adrenaline stops pumping and the shock wears off that they have injuries that could have life long consequences. We want to just shake it off because most of us hate to admit that we are hurt, but our bodies won't let us.
You should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. Many serious injuries, especially to the back and neck might not be apparent for many hours, and sometimes days, after a accident. You need to take your injuries and pain complaints seriously and look into treatment right away. If you are experiencing dizziness, nausea, confusion, memory loss, or vision problems, you might have a brain injury.
Many wait until they can't take the pain any longer before finally getting medical care. Insurance companies, their claims adjusters, and defense lawyers will do their best (or worst) to make you out to be a liar and a fraud to a jury. They will argue that if you were really hurt you would have gotten medical attention right away. Unfortunately, many jurors are strongly biased against injury victims and will use this argument as a reason to minimize any damages award.Seek help from a professional, experienced in treating accident trauma, as soon as possible.
When something traumatic happens most people tell their friends and family immediately. They want them to know what happened to them and that they are OK, so they don't worry. This is especially true in a more minor impact where there isn't a lot of damage to the vehicles. They aren't dying or covered in blood so they honestly feel that they are or will be "OK"And it is easier than ever to text message, tweet, or write a statement on your wall on Facebook telling everyone what happened.
It is also easier than ever for Insurance companies to obtain any and all of your cyber communication. You just wanted you mother to know what happened and not to worry, but now the information you post can have unintended consequences.
Contact us today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to get the best legal advice .