Pain After a Car Accident
Call an experienced New Jersey attorney who gets results
A car accident can happen in seconds but leave you with pain that lasts days, weeks, months, or even years. You may need extensive and costly medical treatment for your injuries. You may also be left wondering how you will pay for that treatment. If a negligent driver caused the crash that left you injured, you shouldn’t have to pay.
If you were hurt in a crash in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. can help. New Jersey car accident lawyer David Leigh understands how a painful injury can impact victims and is committed to helping them recover the financial compensation they deserve.
The causes of pain after a car accident
An accident can cause many different types of injuries, including:
- Head injuries, such as concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back injuries, including herniated disc injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Soft-tissue injuries (damage to muscles, tendons, or ligaments)
Any type of injury can leave you in pain, especially if your injury was serious. Delayed pain after a car accident is common. So is chronic pain – for example, you may experience headaches for some time after your collision.
Treatment for pain after a car accident depends on many factors, including the type and severity of your injury. You may need surgery, hospitalization, and pain medication, as well as physical therapy and other types of care. You may require additional treatment at home and need multiple follow-up appointments with doctors.
It’s not easy to get the insurance company to pay full value for your pain
It won’t take long for medical expenses to add up and become overwhelming. But dealing with insurance companies can be confusing and frustrating. They are not interested in treating you fairly. They are interested in trying to find ways to pay you as little as possible because that helps them save money.
Insurance companies have different tactics they use to try to limit your compensation. Even though you’re in pain, they may question the seriousness of your injuries. They may seek access to your medical history to try to argue that your injuries were pre-existing.
Or they’ll make you a settlement offer. An adjuster will contact you with the offer and promise you quick payment. They may even say that it’s the best that they can do. Don’t believe it. Their offer will fall far short of covering the total damages you suffered. They’re just trying to get you to settle for less.
How an experienced attorney can make a difference
Attorney David Leigh thinks you deserve better when you’ve suffered pain in a car accident. He is very familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use when handling claims. At one time, he represented insurance companies. He knows what adjusters are thinking and how they handle people. He also knows how to fight back.
Attorney Leigh has seen how insurance company tactics affect real people. His family member suffered an injury in an accident and went through some tough times. Dealing with the insurance company was stressful and aggravating. It shouldn’t be that difficult.
When you suffered pain in a car accident after being injured, you need an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights.
A car accident lawyer who hustles to get the results you need
Why choose our firm? When you hire us, you can expect an attorney who will listen to you as you describe what happened and how your life has been impacted by your injuries. You can expect an attorney who will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. And you can expect an attorney who is available to take your call – just call him on his cell phone.
Attorney David Leigh is not afraid of putting in the hard work that is needed to win your case. He gathers evidence, carefully reviews accident reports and medical records, and interviews witnesses. He deals with the insurance company on your behalf and files all necessary paperwork for moving your case forward. And if a settlement can’t be reached, he’ll take on the insurance company in court.
If you suffered pain in a car accident, you may have lots of questions. You may not even be sure if you have a case. That’s why we offer a free consultation. Attorney Leigh wants you to know your rights and understand your options for recovering compensation. There’s no cost and no obligation. You can get the information you need to decide what to do next.
Don’t delay – it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following your car accident. Contact us to schedule your free consultation at our Millburn office or another location that is convenient for you.