To claim compensation after someone injures you in a car crash, you need to understand what’s wrong with you. While that might sound obvious, understanding what injuries you have suffered might not be obvious at the time of a crash.
The other party’s insurer will know this, and they may ring up shortly after the accident with an offer of compensation. They’re not trying to be helpful. They’re trying to limit how much they have to pay you.
You can only claim for identified injuries
Sometimes people believe they are OK after a crash and accept the early offer from the insurer. They think it sounds like a decent amount, as it will cover their vehicle damage and leave them a bit to spend on themselves. Yet, if they later discover their injuries are more serious than they thought, they’ll soon realize the amount they got was inadequate.
Getting a medical check-up helps find out what’s wrong with you
Doctors are trained to spot car crash injuries that might not be apparent to the person themself. Not only could this potentially save your life, but it allows you can present a claim that covers all your injuries. The medical report will also make it harder for the insurer to claim that your injuries occurred elsewhere. The doctor can detail in their report that the injuries were a direct result of the collision.
Once you’ve seen a doctor, you can consider legal help to present your claim and fight for the total amount of compensation you deserve.