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Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident If I’m Not Seriously Injured?

Should I contact a Personal Injury Attorney after an accident

Insurance companies estimate that the average driver will be involved in some type of car accident approximately once every 18 years. This means that statistically, you will be involved in 3-4 car accidents in your lifetime. If you have been in an accident before, you know how stressful and confusing the aftermath can be. Communicating with the other driver(s), the insurance companies, and the authorities can cost you hours of time, paperwork, and frustration.

If you are injured during the accident, no matter the extent, your life will be impacted in even more ways. Many drivers who sustain minor injuries or whose lives are negatively affected in other ways mistakenly think they can navigate the case without the consultation of an attorney. For a myriad of reasons, this misconception can prove costly.

Navigating the Process Alone

Following an accident, you will undoubtedly have dozens of questions about the process. Relying on your own intuition, internet research, or the insights of friends and family is not a winning strategy when it comes to making sure your rights are protected and ensuring you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to receive. The team at Nelson Personal Injury LLC has helped thousands of accident victims navigate the difficult aftermath and establish a viable road to recovery. Being in an accident is stressful enough, especially if injuries are involved, neglecting to consult a lawyer to fully understand your rights can prove costly.

Obtaining Compensation

If you have been injured in a car accident, working with a personal injury attorney will ensure that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

As mentioned in our recent blog, recoverable damages for people who have been injured in a car accident may include past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, and past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate the injured person for the disruption to their life that the accident and injuries have caused. While you may not have been seriously injured (no fractures, no surgical conditions, no hospitalization), your injuries may still cause major disruptions to your life and may still be permanent.  Injuries that start out as “minor,” may also develop into something more serious as time passes.  Therefore, whenever you are involved in an accident where you have been injured, consulting with a personal injury attorney to understand and learn about your rights is in your best interest. 

For more than 35 years, the attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury have been helping accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. We will help evaluate your situation and make sure your rights are protected. Consultations are always free, and if there is no recovery, there is no fee.

Contact the Attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury

If you have any questions regarding personal injury or no-fault claims stemming from a car accident, connect with an attorney at Nelson Personal Injury LLC today. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients navigate the process of recovering from car accident related injuries and obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Decades of experience in the area of personal injury law allow our attorneys to provide you with the knowledge and guidance necessary to make sure your rights are protected.

If your insurance company has denied your claim, or you have questions regarding an injury of you or a loved one, contact the attorneys at (800) 497-8888 or visit to schedule a free consultation.

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