There are two broad aspects to any car accident case, and those are liability and damages. The first question we need to ask is “can we prove by a preponderance of the evidence, that someone’s negligence or recklessness caused your injuries?” Once we’ve established that proof, then we move on to damages.
If you’ve just recently been in an accident and you’re just starting to seek medical treatment for injuries that appear to be ongoing, it would be irresponsible for an attorney to attempt to settle your case too soon. Settling too quickly without understanding the nature and extent of your injuries might result in a much smaller monetary outcome.
It is also very important to be seen by reputable health care providers, so that you are properly diagnosed and treated. Lawyers don’t go to medical school. We go to law school. When I am giving my clients advice about medical treatment, I’m really giving them the same common sense advice that I would give to my wife, my children, or a good friend.
Immediately after an accident make smart medical decisions, and make sure that you are properly diagnosed and treated.