August 16, 2023
Personal Injury vs Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or similar incident, you might want…
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Automobile injuries can be quite severe, and many aren’t obvious at the time of the accident. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention immediately to ensure that what looks like a small problem isn’t a big one.
When you get into an automobile accident, almost any part of your body may be injured. The most common injuries we see are soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, emotional distress/ psychological injuries, and orthopedic injuries.
When you are in an automobile accident, you might be confused about what you need to do. If you are hurt at the scene of the crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. Your health and safety are the most important thing.
Once any immediate danger has passed, you’ll want to call an attorney as soon as you can. Always do this before giving a statement to the insurance companies.
There are also a few steps that you can take that will greatly help your case. If you’re able, be sure to:
Remember, while we can help you pursue the medical treatment you deserve by gathering up your medical records and medical tests, you are ultimately responsible for your own medical care. If you fail to obtain prompt medical treatment, your medical claim may be denied.
The length of your case will depend on how severe your injury is and your settlement value based on the price of your medical expenses and the type of treatment you receive. Once you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, we’ll fight aggressively through the legal system to get you the justice you deserve.
You do not have to navigate your personal injury case alone. When you look for a lawyer, you’ll want to make sure they’re the right fit for you and your case. Look for a lawyer who:
Has a local presence. With a local firm, you can visit their office in person or by calling their local number. This makes it easier to keep up on your case and have your questions answered. We have offices located in Pittsburg, KS, Coffeyville, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Joplin, MO.
Has experience. Look for an attorney who has decades of experience and has helped clients with similar cases. It’s also important for them to have trial and negotiation experience. This means they have experience in getting cases settled or won no matter how hard they may be.
Has a personal touch. You aren’t just a case number, you’re a person, and you should be treated like one. A good attorney will make you feel comfortable by listening to you, answering your questions, and treating you with respect.