If you have been in an accident, chances are you were emotionally traumatized to some extent; in fact, even if you had a mild fender bender, it may take some time to clear out that feeling in your mind of being hit by another car when you were least expecting it. You may have some trouble forgetting the sound of the impact, the feeling of the thud when metal hit metal, and suddenly being stopped in your tracks in the middle of traffic.
Even if you did not have property damage and even if you were not injured, most of us still spend some time ruminating about the fact that it could have been worse—and this feeling is usually magnified if we had other passengers in the car (especially small children). It is important to note however that even the mildest of car accidents can result in injuries that may not present themselves until later, including whiplash, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue damage, and much more. Directly after the accident, seek medical attention immediately even if you just have a slight suspicion that you may be hurt.
If you have fallen victim to a more serious car accident due to the negligence of others, however, you may be suffering from terrible pain—whether due to broken bones that required surgery, serious cuts that may have required a plastic surgeon, harm to the spine, or other issues. During such a time, your priority needs to be on healing. That may seem like an insurmountable task on its own, with thoughts of dealing with medical bills and insurance companies causing you to feel completely overwhelmed, and rightly so.
As soon as the insurance adjusters begin calling, you should be putting them on hold and making yourself an appointment to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. This is in your best interest and it cannot be stressed enough how critical it is to your case to have a skilled legal professional on your side, handling all communications with the insurance company. This will take a huge load off while you are trying to heal from your injuries and will also ensure that you are compensated fairly rather than left to deal with low-ball offers and bad faith practices.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit Attorney Sgt Pike for a no obligation case review. As a variation of the system employed in trucking cases, Sgt. Attorney Pike activates and deploys the Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired and in appropriate cases. A team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries is deployed. Let us help you!