Long Term Injuries
If you were injured in a car accident, consult with an attorney before you accept any payments from an insurance company. Simply cashing an insurance check could be interpreted as accepting a settlement. Injuries, both mental and physical, can take weeks or months to manifest. A good personal injury attorney will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure that you won’t have to pay for medical bills (or lost wages) caused by injuries from the accident.
With a good health insurance plan, you might not have to spend too much of your own money paying for any injuries that emerge weeks or months later. However, if the injuries are serious, you might not be able to work. Both physical and mental problems can prevent you from going to work on a regular basis. If you are unable to work your regular full-time job because of injuries, you deserve to have additional money to cover expenses such as your mortgage and other monthly bills.
Musculoskeletal injuries take time to heal. And while you might fully recover from a broken bone or pulled ligament, you won’t know the full extent of those injuries until the initial injury heals. In addition, an injury to your foot or leg, for example, could cause serious problems for your back. Because weight distribution is a critical part of how our skeletal systems holds our bodies together, a change in one bone can cause a domino effect, decreasing strength within the rest of the body.
Don’t rush to a settlement after a car accident. Take the time to call a lawyer. Spending a few weeks consulting with a lawyer could mean a lifetime of repayments for your ongoing losses.