Getting into a car accident can be incredibly terrifying. If you or loved one have been in a car accident caused by another person, you may need to consider securing an attorney, even if there are no injuries or only relatively minor injuries. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we understand just how complicated car accident claims can be. Our Kansas City car accident lawyers are ready to investigate all aspects of your case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
If you are absolutely not injured
Looking at data from the latest reporting year in the state provided by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we can see that there were more than 155,000 total accidents reported. While these incidents lead to over 55,000 injuries and 921 fatalities, we also know that 116,735 of these incidents were considered “property damage only” crashes.
If you truly did not sustain an injury in a car accident, it is unlikely that a personal injury attorney will be needed for your case. Most car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they receive a portion of the overall settlement or verdict for their legal fees. If there is no chance that an attorney will receive compensation for a claim, they will probably not take the case.
However, there are times when people find out they are injured after an accident is over and they have gone home.
Did you receive medical attention?
In the immediate aftermath of a crash, a person may not even realize they are injured. A crash can cause a person’s adrenaline to start pumping and prevent them from realizing they are harmed. The signs and symptoms of many car accident injuries do not become apparent for hours or even days after the accident happens.
It is vital that you seek medical attention as soon as an accident occurs, even if you do not feel pain. Let a doctor fully assess your condition and make a determination as to whether or not you have been injured and need medical care. If you do not seek medical care soon after an accident, but later make a claim for an injury caused by the accident, insurance carriers will use this delay in care against you and may deny a settlement.
If you have been in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence and think you may be injured, seek medical care immediately. Then talk to a Kansas City car accident lawyer for a free consultation.
We will work with you through this case
The aftermath of a car accident can be incredibly confusing. It is vital that you take steps to protect yourself after an incident, even if you do not think you have sustained injury. By closing a deal with an insurance company too quickly, you could lose your right to recover compensation at all. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we are going to thoroughly investigate your case to make sure that you are receiving all of the compensation you are entitled to for any injuries and property damage. When you need a Kansas City car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.