You’ve been injured in a car accident and received medical care for your injuries, like millions of Americans who are injured every year. However, even though your loved ones are urging you to seek help to pay for the medical bills that you have incurred and ones that might pop up in the future, you think it might be in your best interest to try to forget about it and move on. Unfortunately, this is the step that many people make every year after being involved in a minor injury accident. We believe that you have a right to compensation if you have been injured in an accident and a West Virginia accident attorney can help you through the process, no matter how minor your injuries.
It is a common misconception to believe that you don’t have a claim just because your injuries are considered “minor” by a doctor or your attorney. If an injury has caused pain and suffering or has impacted your life in some way, it might be time to speak with an attorney. Even the most minor injury is capable of causing these feelings, especially because minor injuries have still been known to be painful, require medications and treatment, and cause depression and other mental trauma. Though something as small as a bruise wouldn’t be seen as “enough” to win a case, an injury that hinders your ability to return to work for days or weeks or one that could cause a permanent scar could help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Determining if Your Injury is Serious Enough for a Claim
You’ve received cuts and scratches from your car accident but they did not require medical attention – sure, this might not be enough to bring a claim, but other injuries that appear minor might actually require medical attention that could set you back and make it difficult to meet the demands of the bills that are stacked against you. Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you are wondering if you have a claim:
- Did you require medical attention or hospitalization for your injuries after your accident?
- Are the medical costs higher than what you will be able to afford on your own?
- Are you going to miss time at work due to your injury?
- Do you have continuous pain due to your injury?
These are questions that could help you determine whether or not you have a case and your next steps in the process.
Every year, many Americans will receive minor injuries that could cause underlying issues or could end up being costlier than what they initially imagined. These accidents could be anything, from the most minor case of whiplash to a concussion or muscle strains. If it caused you financial hardship or you are physically and emotionally pained due to the accident, then it is a good idea to speak with an experienced West Virginia accident attorney about your case.
Turning to the Help of a West Virginia Accident Attorney
Our attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner have welcomed clients with open arms, no matter how big or small the claim. If you have been injured, you have a right to compensation under the law as you work on bringing a personal injury claim against a party who has acted with negligence and caused you harm. Our car accident attorneys in West Virginia are well-versed in the many laws that dictate these cases and would like to offer our support to you in your time of need. Please contact us at (304) 713-2014 to find out how we can assist you.