Don’t Underestimate the Extent of Your Injuries After an Accident

No matter where we are in life, our physical health will almost always be at or near the top of our priority lists. Unfortunately, we are not always in total control of our own physical health – especially in the event of a car, slip-and-fall, or other accident.

Exposing ourselves to various physical dangers is a necessity of daily life. When we suffer a personal injury from an accident, it can throw off many aspects of our lives. This forces many people to try to work through or “soldier on” after a personal injury accident.

This underestimation or tendency to ignore what we deem as “minor” injuries can actually cost us far more than moving on will. We want to help the people of Alabama understand that it’s okay to focus on your health in the event of an accident.

Delaying Treatment Could Destroy Your Personal Injury Case

When you assume “minor” injuries won’t create any long-term issues, you leave open the possibility that these injuries progress after the statute of limitations on your case passes. In Alabama, you have two years from the date of your injury to pursue a personal injury case. If your case will be filed against the state or local government, however, you have six months to file.

Both of these deadlines are flexible if you had severe enough injuries or were incapacitated to the point where you were unable to file a claim. However, if you don’t seek the treatment you may never know the extent of your injuries.

Waiting Can Mean Certain Medical Bills Are Not Covered

You have a right to be compensated for the medical care you receive. If you wait for an extended period of time, you lower the chances of actually getting that compensation.

There are two main reasons for this: 1. If you miss the statute of limitations but are determined to have suffered a serious injury that has been festering, it’s already too late. 2. Medical professionals may not be able to directly connect your injury to an accident if you wait too long and/or suffer other, non-related injuries in the meantime.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Right Away

The sooner you work with an experienced Alabama Personal Injury Attorney, the better you can preserve your case and ensure compensation. At John M. Totten, Attorney at Law, we care deeply about the people of Alabama and their wellbeing. If you believe you have an injury from a slip and fall, construction, car, motorcycle, or truck accident, contact our team right away.

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