No one plans to be in a vehicle accident. You can never know if or when you could be involved in one. And once an accident occurs, the pain, bewilderment and suffering are real.
Logan Regional Hospital provides the following advice to patients who have been involved in crashes:
“Strong forces may be involved in a car accident. It is important to watch for any new symptoms that may signal hidden injury.
“It is normal to feel sore and tight in your muscles and back the next day, and not just the muscles you initially injured. Remember, all the parts of your body are connected, so while initially one area hurts, the next day another may hurt. Also, when you injure yourself, it causes inflammation, which then causes the muscles to tighten up and hurt more. After the initial worsening, it should gradually improve over the next few days. However, more severe pain should be reported.
“A motor vehicle accident, even a minor one, can be very stressful and cause emotional or mental symptoms after the event. These may include: General sense of anxiety and fear; recurring thoughts or nightmares about the accident; trouble sleeping or changes in appetite; feeling depressed, sad or low in energy; irritable or easily upset; and feeling the need to avoid activities, places or people that remind you of the accident.”
The insurance companies will attempt to prove you were not injured in the crash or that you are faking your injuries. They may even try to offer you money right after the crash to get you to settle before you know what your injuries are.
Insurance companies will NEVER offer you what your claim is worth. They only offer the smallest amount they think they can get away with.
Daniel Kent can guide you through the aftermath of an accident. He can lead you through the confusion, answer your questions, help you make informed decisions and get you the fair treatment from the insurance companies that you deserve.
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