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Soft Tissue Damage in Car Accidents

Quincy Personal Injury Attorney

One of the most common injuries in an auto collision can be soft tissue damage. This damage can lead to painful injuries that last for a long time. It may even impair your ability to work. If another driver is at fault for your collision, then you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and perhaps more.

The problem is insurance companies don't take these injuries seriously. This damage can be hard to prove, and insurance providers may be inclined to think that your injury existed before the crash anyway. With these tough cases, you will need the help of an experienced car accident attorney. At Flanagan & Associates, we can provide you with the excellent service that you deserve.

Soft Tissue Injuries & Symptoms

Any sort of soft tissue damage can be sustained along your spinal cord, limbs, and joints. The impact of a collision can throw you against a number of hard surfaces, bruising tendons, tearing ligaments, and spraining muscles. Even being flung back by your seat belt can cause whiplash. These injuries may have delayed symptoms, as serious conditions can go undetected for some time. That is why you should go to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you think you only have a minor headache. In fact, if you feel a headache, neck pain or stiffness, tingly hands, numb limbs, back spasms, or nausea, you should visit a physician to see if you have sustained a more serious injury.

To convince an insurance company that you are injured, it will require a great deal of medical records. X-rays will not be able to detect your injuries, and they may not even be apparent to your doctor. You should go to a therapist or chiropractor to have a more detailed inspection done. A specialist may be able to better ascertain any injuries, and they can also provide you with the treatment you need. Of course, this medical attention can be quite costly. Doctor appointments, lengthy therapy sessions, and even prescription painkillers quickly become expensive. As the bills rack up, you may be unable to work due to pain or immobility. If someone else is at fault for your accident, then you should not be the one paying.

Compensation for Soft Tissue Damage

If your soft tissue damage is whiplash, the most common source of this injury is a rear-end accident. These are nearly always the fault of the driver behind you. In whatever car accident you were in, if the other driver is liable, the other driver's insurance should be covering you for damages. Even if the driver is uninsured, or underinsured, you should be able to get a settlement. Your own insurance policy should cover you in these instances. Your insurance should compensate you for a hit-and-run as well. You deserve an ample settlement, and to get it, you need representation that is up to the task of proving the reality of your injury and the fault of the other driver. With experienced legal counsel on your side, you may be able to successfully negotiate with insurance companies. If your traffic accident claim has to turn into a personal injury lawsuit, then attorneys at our firm will be ready to take your case to court.

Quincy Car Accident Lawyer on Your Side

With our personal injury firm, you can trust that your claim is in reliable hands. Even when you have to wrangle with insurance companies, you can know that you have an edge if you work with Flanagan & Associates. Our founding attorney is a former insurance adjuster, and he understands how insurance companies often operate. He has the insight to negotiate with insurance, and he will know not to fall for a low offer. With years of both insurance and legal experience, we can put everything we have to work for you.

We are committed to winning our clients the full settlement they truly deserve and will do everything in our power to make that happen. You also will have no upfront costs if you work with us, as you only pay when we win. To get started on your case, you can fill out a free case evaluation, or call to schedule your free consultation. We can be reached 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Act as soon as possible, as personal injury claims can expire. Retain an experienced car accident attorney and contact Flanagan & Associates without delay.

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