After suffering car accidents, some people try to “tough it out” and act as though they aren’t injured. They will waive the other driver off, telling them that they don’t need to exchange information because they are doing well. Unfortunately, delayed injuries could prove otherwise in the long run.
Delayed Injuries & Auto Accidents
Some people go into shock after auto accidents, causing their minds to focus on the here and now rather the injuries they have suffered. This adrenaline rush can blind people to the full weight of their injuries, causing them to tell other drivers they are fine when, in reality, they will be hurting in a couple of hours.
Unfortunately, this adrenaline rush (and peoples’ pride) can get in the way of typical auto accident etiquette. Rather than exchange information with other drivers, the injured leaves the scene hoping their injury will get better on its own.
After days or weeks, the injured will realize that they aren’t getting better. At this point, it is too late, as they don’t have the information they need to report the accident to their insurance company. Now they are suffering from their injuries, and they will have to pay for treatment options out-of-pocket if they want to get better.
To prevent this from happening, it’s always wise to exchange information and talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about an injury.
Getting the Help of an Attorney
If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue legal action. However, seeking legal action can be difficult if you’ve never done it before. That’s why it’s a good idea to talk to Briggle & Polan about your car accident case.
Briggle & Polan is an award-winning law firm that works on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that our clients get top-tier representation with no upfront costs because they only pay if we win!
Interested in learning more? Call (512) 400-3278 now for your free consultation.