Injuries sustained in an accident can be complex. Not all injuries are fully apparent at the scene of the incident. Some may take hours or even days to show up. Someone who suffers an accident may have to deal with a long physical recovery, as well as the legal negotiations necessary to receive compensation for his or her injuries. A Crawfordville personal injury attorney can help navigate a smoother path to recovery and an adequate financial settlement.
After an accident, certain physical damage may be evident, such as a broken bone or visible contusions. Other damage may not be immediately apparent. Soft tissue damage in particular may take up to 72 hours or even longer to identify. For this reason, it is essential to seek medical help immediately. It is also important to be conscientious about follow-up treatments, and to document any and all developments in the recovery process. The burden of proof is on you, the injured party. An attorney can help you to gather and to organize the information you need to develop a strong argument in you favor.
A personal injury lawyer has the experience to help steer you through the process of pursuing a claim for damages sustained in an accident. Clients with representation often receive substantially higher settlements. Free case reviews are frequently available to help establish when hiring an attorney is to your advantage. To learn more about personal injury cases or to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney from the Shapiro Law Firm, call (850) 629-7226 today.