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Injuries and Auto Accidents

If You’ve Experienced an Injury, Get Medical Attention and Then Call Smith & Hassler

Auto accident injuries can vary widely in degrees of severity. All injuries – from whiplash to fractures, broken bones to paralysis – qualify for compensation when they’ve been caused by someone’s negligence.

Receiving medical care is your top priority after being in an accident. Even if you don’t feel hurt right away, getting checked out is important.

Getting checked out by a medical professional is not only for your health and well-being, but it also will 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. It is much easier for an insurance company to consider injuries that are promptly diagnosed and documented than those that are not.

Injuries suffered as a result of car wrecks can include:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Other internal injuries

Pedestrian 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
  • 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 typically have the right of way, the driver involved in the accident likely will try to prove that you were not being responsible.

Passenger Injuries

Unless they committed a blatant act to distract the driver, passengers in an auto accident are considered free of liability for the collision.

As a passenger, you may have a claim against all atfault parties, including the drivers of any of the cars involved in the accident.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win.