Regardless of how severe your car accident was, you may qualify for compensation if you sustained an injury, and a lawyer from our firm can help. Negligence relies on connecting an action to an injury, not on a crash’s severity. If another party caused you harm, you may be able to hold them accountable.
Our team offers free consultations so you can learn more about your legal options without any financial risk. No matter how major or minor an accident seems, it may be in your best interest to hire a car accident lawyer.
We Can Accurately Calculate Your Losses
Our personal injury lawyers want to secure fair compensation for what you suffered. While an insurance adjuster may provide the bare minimum for covering certain bills, we look at how this crash impacted your:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Job and income
- Dependents and family
- Overall wellbeing
For example, if you suffered whiplash, you didn’t just lose payment for an office visit. You may have missed work for days, suffered from sleeplessness and depression, and developed fears of driving. Learn how pain and suffering is calculated in a settlement.
Just because the insurance company claims your accident was minor does not mean you aren’t entitled to damages for any of your accident-related losses. It doesn’t matter if your injuries caused you to miss three days or three weeks of work. You deserve justice.
Damages You May Recover
A settlement or court-awarded offer may cover:
- Medical bills, such as surgery, doctor’s visits, medication, and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
We aim for you to suffer no further losses after your accident, so we calculate both your current and future damages so you are not left footing the bill.
Don’t Underestimate Your Injuries or Their Impact
You may characterize your crash as minor because there wasn’t significant visible damage to your vehicle. Assessing your injuries is not as simple, though. Some injuries that appear minor can worsen over time, such as:
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
Just because these injuries do not immediately send you to the hospital does not mean they can’t develop into worse conditions. For instance, whiplash can cause chronic widespread pain for months or even a year after the accident.
Sprains and strains can force you off your feet for several days and require physical therapy to regain stability and strength. Bad sprains can involve tears that even require surgery.
Some Injuries Have Delayed Onset
While broken bones are obvious from the start, some injuries aren’t noticeable until after the accident. Cleveland Clinic points out that whiplash can manifest several days after a crash. Some symptoms are subtle, such as anxiety, memory issues, or trouble sleeping, while others can be debilitating, such as reduced range of motion and pain that travels down your arms.
Likewise, concussion symptoms can be delayed but then linger, interfering with your daily life. Symptoms range from headaches and confusion to vomiting, ringing in the ears, and forgetfulness. Issues with concentration, mood, sensory sensitivity, and sleep are often the ones that occur days after the injury.
A lawyer from our firm can fight for compensation for future medical expenses if your injuries require ongoing treatment. This is why it is important to see a doctor after an accident, even if you believe your injuries to be minor.
Facing Challenges with Your Insurance Claim
Insurance companies may try to convince you that your “minor” accident is not worth very much in attempts to undervalue your claim. If you have experienced any of the following issues with an insurer, our lawyers can step in and help:
- Low settlement offers or rejection of some expenses
- Pressure to accept settlements quickly and/or verbally
- Settlements offered before you know the extent of your injuries
- Claims that you exaggerated your injuries or expenses
- Lack of non-economic damages like pain and suffering
Our Lawyers Help with More Than Negotiation
If an insurer undervalues your case, a lawyer from our firm can negotiate for fair compensation. We can also:
- Manage communication with insurance adjusters and negligent parties
- Consult experts in relevant fields to support your version of events
- Gather evidence like photos, video, and witness statements
- Explain legal jargon so you can make informed decisions
- Prepare to take your case to trial if necessary
From day-to-day support to major negotiations, we are available to help.
You Can Talk to Us for Free Before Making a Decision
Deciding whether to hire a lawyer after a minor car accident is personal. However, we can help clarify your options through a free consultation. If you were injured in any kind of car crash, reach out to Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001.