Little Rock car accident injuries can affect people injured in auto accidents in many different ways. In severe collisions, the injuries may be immediate and obvious. However, even when the impact is relatively minor, injuries can occur. Sometimes these injuries will not cause pain for a day or more after the accident.
If you’ve been in an accident, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention – even if for no other reason than to confirm that you are uninjured. You should also consider speaking to an auto accident attorney.
For more information, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
How Little Rock Car Accident Injuries Can Affect You
Little Rock car accident injuries can affect people in many different ways. In severe collisions, drivers or passengers may experience head trauma, broken bones, or lacerations, and many times the accident can result in death. In these cases, medical attention will always be needed and is usually provided by emergency responders at the accident scene.
In many cases, the shock of accident or the nature of an injury will result in a delay in the onset of pain. However, even relatively minor, low impact collisions can cause injury. Acceleration-deceleration injuries, which are common in car accidents and are also known as “whiplash,” may not cause pain for a day or more after the accident. Likewise, the full impact of seemingly minor head trauma may not be known for a significant period of time.
For these reasons, if an accident causes any type of jarring, or if the impact is felt as more than just a minor bump, drivers and passengers should seek medical attention. Even if the potentially injured person does not have health insurance, the cost of a trip to the emergency room can be sought from the driver responsible for causing the accident.
How Can I Recover Compensation For My Injuries?
If the accident was caused by the fault of another driver, the injured party can recover money as compensation from the at-fault driver who, in most cases, will have insurance to cover his or her liability. A person who has been injured in an accident may also have his or her own insurance to help pay for her injuries, either without regard to fault or when the other driver’s insurance is not enough to fully compensate for injuries.
Working with an attorney can help you sort through the insurance issues while you work to heal from your Little Rock car accident injuries.
What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
An experienced auto accident attorney with the Johnson & Vines Law Firm can help you determine your damages and the type of compensation you might be eligible to recover.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you have questions about Little Rock car accident injuries and want to speak with an attorney, contact the Johnson & Vines law firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.