Have you been injured in a Louisville car accident and are worried about what to do next? The first and most important step to do is see a doctor or go to the ER or Urgent Care within 24 hours of the accident. You may believe you are ok, but if you don’t see a doctor or get checked out in the day following your car accident the insurance company will use this against you, and you may not be able to recover for your pain or injuries that present symptoms down the road.
Many injuries may not seem that serious at first, and some will take weeks or even months before symptoms develop. Your doctor can document all serious injuries, as well as any bruises and impacts – no matter how trivial they may seem to you. This is vitally important to ensure that you are able to hold the insurance company accountable for your medical bills, lost wages and other financial impacts from your accident.
Naturally people are thankful that they are not seriously injured after an accident, even though their body has experienced powerful forces during the impact. The sheer forces inside a vehicle at the time of impact are substantial. Your body moves suddenly and unnaturally in many directions. Head injuries are often more serious than they appear. Weeks or months after the injury an accident victim or their loved ones may notice subtle changes in personality. You may find it more difficult to focus on more complex tasks, and in some cases simply going to the grocery store can become quite confusing.
Damage to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles can take weeks to show up. Injury to your back and neck are the same. You may have almost no stiffness or pain in the immediate aftermath, and two days later you find it difficult to move. Three to six months down the road the pain can become severe as discs deteriorate and the extent of the injury fully presents. These issues must be carefully monitored by your doctor.
The Louisville car accident and injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC have decades of experience in Kentucky automobile accident and injury law. We will help you to recover as much as possible to reimburse your medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and immense inconvenience the accident has caused in your life.
Since 1925 our attorneys have successfully tried many Louisville car accident and injury cases resulting in verdicts or settlements into the millions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys provide a free consultation and contingency fee representation meaning there is no cost to you until we successfully resolve your case. We will advance all costs and fees associated with the case so there is no cost out of your pocket. We invite you to call (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.