Car and Truck Accident Injuries
Never Dismiss Your Own Car Accident Injuries As "Minor" - And Rely on an Experienced Columbus Accident Lawyer
Too often, victims of car and truck accidents, their bodies pumped up with adrenalin in the frantic minutes immediately following a crash, are quick to overlook a small bump, bruise or scrape at the scene. They might dismiss neck and back pain or other signs of possible severe injuries. To their credit, they may be more concerned with assisting people who have suffered more obvious injuries.
Experienced car and truck accident attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, know the dangers of overlooking your own health. What you think is minor soreness could develop into something much more serious in the hours, days or even weeks following an accident. Always seek medical attention at the scene. Even if your injuries do not require emergency services, follow through with a visit to your own doctor to document your condition. If you do not have a medical record to bolster your case, it can easily be argued later that perhaps you were never injured at all.
Accident victims who believe they have suffered only minor injuries automatically put themselves at a disadvantage when dealing with insurance companies. You may be slightly surprised when you receive a quick settlement offer that the insurance company presents as fair and in the best interests of all parties to avoid litigation. It's important to remember that the insurance company is making what may seem like an impressive financial offer only because they know that you are entitled to much more money if you hire a personal injury accident lawyer to pursue your legal rights.
Major Injuries Require Major Attention - Medical And Legal
You're going to seek the best possible medical care for your injuries. Some of the more serious injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back pain
- Concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Internal injuries requiring surgery
- Facial and other head injuries
- Burn injuries
The effects of some injuries can last months, years or for the rest of your life. Scott Elliot Smith determines the total damages you have suffered as a result of being injured. These include medical expenses for treating your injury. It also includes future medical expenses your injury may require. For example, you may need future surgical procedures, home medical equipment or home health care.
You also deserve the best possible legal advice as you recover physically, emotionally and mentally from your trauma. It's highly likely that you are in no shape to handle the legal follow-up on your own, or even with the well-meaning advice of friends or relatives. Scott Smith has more than three decades of experience in handling car and truck accidents. He can aggressively pursue justice and fair financial compensation for you and your loved ones while at the same time providing you with compassionate service that allows you to focus on getting your life back on track.
Why You Should Consider Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer Scott Elliot Smith
The Smith Law Office knows the highways and roadways of Columbus and Central Ohio. Scott Elliot Smith knows the law, too. Put this experience to work for you by making an appointment for a free consultation. Call 888-311-5297 or contact us online. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you a penny until we make a recovery on your behalf.