If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you can file a car accident case without seeing a doctor. However, you should see a doctor after a car accident. Without linking your injuries to the accident, the other driver and his insurance company can refuse to compensate you.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation known as damages. Seeking damages from the at-fault driver can be challenging. While you can do so on your own, you may be more comfortable working with our lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins who handle car accident cases.
Why Should You See a Doctor After a Car Accident?
You should see a doctor after a car accident to document your injuries and link them to the accident. Some injuries seem minor at first but get worse with time. If you report an injury days or weeks after the accident, the at-fault party and his insurance provider may claim that it is unrelated to the accident.
They can deny you any compensation, even if the accident really is the source of your injuries.
If you seek medical attention, you will have a record of your injuries shortly after the accident. Our lawyer can use your medical records as evidence when filing an insurance claim or seeking compensation in court.
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Recovering Damages After a Car Accident
Most of the time, people prefer to seek compensation through an out-of-court settlement. Settling is often quicker and easier than going to court. However, if the insurance company will not agree to a fair settlement, we can seek compensation through a trial. You may be entitled to economic damages, which compensate you for direct losses, and non-economic damages, which compensate you for indirect losses.
Economic Damages in a Car Accident Case
You may seek economic damages for losses such as:
- Medical expenses such as emergency treatment, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, follow-up appointments, rehabilitative therapies, and more
- Future medical care if your doctors anticipate you will require more treatments
- Property damage for vehicle repair or replacement
- Lost wages if you must take unpaid time off work
- Future lost wages if you cannot return to your job
Non-Economic Damages in a Car Accident Case
You may seek non-economic damages if you:
- Became permanently disabled or disfigured
- Lost a limb or other body part
- Experience pain and suffering
- Developed anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions
- Otherwise suffer from a reduced quality of life
How a Lawyer From Our Team Can Help with a Car Accident Case
Seeking compensation from the driver who caused your accident can be challenging, especially when you are recovering from your injuries.
Our lawyer can take on the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better. Here are some ways Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you:
Investigate Your Car Accident
We will gather evidence showing that the other driver’s negligence caused your accident. We may take pictures of the scene, interview eyewitnesses, gather police reports, and collect traffic camera footage to determine who was at fault.
Estimate Your Damages
We will use your medical bills and records, past wage statements, and vehicle repair or replacement bills to estimate how much your damages are worth.
Negotiate a Settlement
We will negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the other driver and his insurance provider.
Take your case to court
We prepare every case for trial. If the insurance company will not adequately compensate you, we will seek damages in court.
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Legal Deadlines in a Car Accident Case
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 establishes the statutes of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death at two years. If you were injured in a car accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to sue the at-fault driver. If you lost a loved one, you have two years from the date he or she passed away to sue.
In some cases, the statute of limitations can be extended. Our lawyers will evaluate the details of your case and let you know of any extensions that apply.
We will make sure that you meet all legal deadlines.
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Call in the Strong Arm After Your Car Accident
Even though you can file a car accident case without seeing a doctor, you should see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. For help with this and other aspects of your case, call in the Strong Arm today at (877) 239-4878.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is ready to help you seek damages for medical care, lost wages, and more. Our lawyers work on contingency, so you pay no fees unless we win.