You’re driving to work, making good time on a beautiful morning, when you reach one of the town’s busiest intersections. The light turns yellow, then red, rapidly, so you stop. The driver of the car behind you, though, may have been distracted, because they drive right into you with enough force to deploy your airbags.
Your first thought, after the burning pain from the airbags begins to subside, is that you’re going to be late for work. Then you wonder how much damage was done to your car – and whether the other driver’s insurance company will pay for it. The thought crosses your mind that you may be hurt, and as you step out of the car to call the police to report the accident, you wonder if you should head to the hospital. Chances are, you aren’t thinking about it right now, but in the next few hours, you will also want to call a car accident lawyer.
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer to Get the Compensation You Deserve
Unfortunately, any time you’re in a car accident, it is up to the insurance companies to decide who is at fault. And the other person’s car insurance company doesn’t want to pay for your auto repair or medical bills. That’s why it’s important to call a car accident lawyer any time you’ve been in an accident – even if it seems to be a clear-cut case of who is at fault because you were rear-ended.
Car Accident Injuries That Show Up Later
If you’ve just been in an accident, it’s common to have neck or backache, possibly a headache, and soreness and bruising if the airbags deployed. But is that headache just from tension, or is it a concussion?
You might think it’s natural to be sore after an accident, but the pain may not go away immediately. Head, back, and neck injuries may not always be immediately apparent after an accident, but they can drastically reduce your quality of life if left untreated.
That’s why it’s important to get checked out by the hospital or your family doctor. You should also call a car accident lawyer because, even if your injuries are minor, you could be due compensation for time missed from work, loss of income, or pain and suffering as a result of the car accident.
Do You Deserve Compensation for Your Injuries?
Only a car accident lawyer will fight for your rights to get you the money you deserve after an accident. Your injuries don’t have to be debilitating. If you lost work as a result of the accident, if your car accident resulted in chronic pain, or if you needed immediate medical attention for any of your injuries, a car accident lawyer can help you get the money you deserve and ensure that all your related medical bills are paid by the other person’s insurance company.
At Merritt Webb, we are experts in dealing with insurance companies to make sure you receive a fair settlement to compensate you for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. Should your case go to court, our car accident lawyers have the trial experience to get you the money you deserve after your car accident. You can trust the lawyers at Merritt Webb to fight for your rights after a car accident.