Auto accident injuries run the spectrum of trauma. From whiplash to fractures, broken bones to paralysis, all injuries qualify for compensation when they've been caused by someone's negligence.
After being in an accident, it is essential for you to get medical care. Even if you don't feel hurt right away, getting checked out is important.
Getting treatment is not only for your health and wellbeing, but also to strengthen your personal injury claim. When you seek compensation for the suffering that you've endured in and after an accident, your case is assisted if you received medical treatment right after your accident and you follow doctor's orders.
Injuries suffered as a result of car wrecks can include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Other internal injuries
As a pedestrian, if you are injured, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Be sure you get all the information you can about the accident, including names and insurance information of the drivers involved, as well as names and contact information of witnesses.
Also, be prepared to answer questions about whether or not you used proper crossing locations, followed traffic rules and other safety concerns. Though pedestrians have the right of way, the driver involved in the accident will likely try to prove that you were not being responsible.
Passengers in an auto accident are considered free of liability for the collision, unless he or she committed a blatant act to distract the driver.
As a passenger, you may have a claim against all at-fault parties, including the drivers of any of the cars involved in the accident. However, if you get into a vehicle knowing that the driver is under the influence of a drugs or alcohol, you may have "assumed the risk" of being in an accident.
If you've been injured in an accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us to set up your free consultation.