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Personal Injury Lawyer

Car accidents are unpredictable, and they happen fast. In the immediate aftermath, most people examine their vehicles and their bodies for any damage. If you don’t find any damage to your car or person, what do you do next? 


Without any damages, it will be difficult to bring forth a lawsuit. When you file a property damage claim or personal injury claim, you are asking to be compensated for damages to your vehicle or bodily injury. If your car wasn’t damaged or your body wasn’t injured, then there is nothing to be compensated for. However, just because you don’t see or feel any immediate damages, doesn’t mean there aren’t any. 

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Injuries sustained from a car accident have a sneaky way of going undetected, only to pop up a few days, weeks, or months later. It is best to be seen by a medical professional right away, whether that is a paramedic on the scene, your primary care doctor, or a trip to the hospital in an ambulance. The most important thing is your health and well-being. Keep in mind that if you intend on pursuing a personal injury claim, you’ll need medical records proving you sought treatment.

Get a Vehicle Inspection

Just like with your body, your car may have sustained some damages that are not readily apparent. It may be worth taking it in for an inspection for the experts to evaluate. At the very least, get your vehicle inspected after the accident. Is it having trouble starting? Has something started leaking? Is it hard to roll the window down? Your car may have some damage, after all.

Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If it turns out you or your car did sustain damage or injury, you may file a claim. Insurance companies have teams of experienced adjusters, investigators, and lawyers trying to settle your case as quickly and for as little money as possible. If you hire legal representation, you are more likely to receive a higher settlement than if you attempt to handle the case on your own.

If you are still unsure, contact a lawyer today to set up a consultation. An attorney can help you understand what sort of damages you may be entitled to and will fight to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.