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3 Myths Regarding Personal Injuries

Posted January 09, 2023 in Personal Injury

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If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to an accident, or another’s neglect, contact a personal injury lawyer today for a risk-free consultation. Don’t struggle through the legal process alone, but allow an experienced attorney to assist you with any and all questions and concerns you may have. After an accident, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding injuries, who is responsible, and therefore held accountable to pay. The following is intended to clear up any confusion by demystifying common myths regarding personal injuries, and the legal process of pursuing compensation.

  1. If someone sustains an injury, they can decide whether or not they seek medical attention and a thorough evaluation. After an accident or incident occurs, all parties involved should receive an assessment from a medical professional as soon as possible. For example, in the event of a car crash, the drivers, and all passengers should be thoroughly checked for injuries. Even if there appears to be no physical harm done, medical professionals need to rule out internal bleeding and concussion. Adrenaline after an accident or traumatic event can cause individuals to not feel the extent of their injuries, as it often dulls the senses and masks pain. 
  2. Personal injuries are only physical, and victims should only expect to receive compensation for their physical injuries. Traumatic events can greatly impact a person physically, emotionally, and mentally, causing intense, potentially long-lasting pain. Those who experience this type of trauma often suffer emotionally and mentally. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD are all common following an accident. People that suffer from depression may feel extreme guilt over surviving an accident where others may have died. Anxiety may limit individuals from working, traveling, coping with everyday life, and maintaining healthy relationships. PTSD causes those suffering to relive their trauma, triggering pain and fear as well. If you suffer emotionally or mentally, seek help from a professional, licensed therapist. Compensation should be pursued for treatment, as well as the emotional and mental pain and damage caused by an accident.

All personal injury lawyers care about is money, instead of looking out for their clients and fighting for their rights. This myth could not be further from the truth, especially for those at the ​​Ward & Ward Law Firm who care deeply about their clients and strive to represent them the best they possibly can. An experienced attorney should listen to their client, gather the evidence needed and pursue the highest compensation available. By helping through their legal process, personal injury lawyers can let their clients focus on what truly matters, which is their recovery and health. Those who suffer injuries in accidents or traumatic events may have a long road to recovery, involving hospital stays, outpatient treatment, and surgery. All of these can be incredibly taxing on an individual, physically, emotionally, and financially. Clients should rest assured that their personal injury lawyer will be with them every step of the way, supporting them, advocating on their behalf, and fighting for what they rightfully deserve. Contact an attorney today, and start your journey toward justice and compensation.

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