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If you're injured due to the negligence of another person, whether it was due to a car accident or another type of accident, you may be eligible for compensation. However, getting the compensation that you're entitled to is not always easy.
Your insurer may not help you Even when you do have auto insurance coverage, your insurance company won’t necessarily be very helpful to you, especially if the accident that you were involved in may have been your fault.
If you were injured in the accident, your injuries, from the extent of them to the medical and therapeutic care that you had to receive because of them will have to be proven, even to your insurer. Your insurance company will want to minimize their costs, but a personal injury attorney can help you even out the payments between you, your insurance company, and the other insurance companies involved from other parties who were in the crash.
Hidden Injuries Personal Injury attorneys are also very helpful when cases involve damage not easily spotted or immediately noticed following an accident. Broken bones will show up on x-rays, but not every injury will be immediately visible. Many insurance companies will suspect fraud if there is a report of pain with no proof of injury.
Soft-tissue damages often do not present themselves until up to three days after the injury has occurred, sometimes even later, or after you have reported to your insurance company that you suffered no injuries. It is recommended that immediately after the accident, it is better to report to your insurance company “I don’t know” instead of “I’m okay”, in case something may change. Many people are jolted and sent into a state of mild shock from an accident, which is not a good time to be analyzing your own injuries.
If you have been in a car accident, especially if you are at fault, it is important to get a good personal injury attorney to get the money you deserve from your insurance company. Martoccio & Martoccio personal injury attorneys can help you with your personal injury claim in DuPage County today.
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