After the arduous task of working with your insurance company after an auto accident, you may be less-than-ready to file a lawsuit for your related injuries. After being involved in an auto accident, many people who have not sustained obviously serious injuries may skip the visit to the doctor, and focus on damages to their vehicle instead. Even if you feel that you have not sustained serious injuries, you should report to the emergency room or your family doctor over the course of the following days. Many times, auto accident-related injuries are not visible until days following the incident.
For example, a serious spinal injury is not always immediately obvious. More importantly, if a spinal injury is left untreated, more severe injuries may develop. For instance, nerve damage or paralysis around the spinal cord may gradually develop as bleeding stops or swelling goes down. The time between your injury and treatment is extremely important when diagnosing your ability to recover. Not mention, the cost of treatment can increase as your injuries become more serious.
If you were recently involved in an auto accident, recognizing the sign of our spinal injury can prevent long-lasting effects:
- Difficulty breathing;
- Difficulty walking, or maintain balance;
- Extreme back pain;
- Inability to control bladder or bowels;
- Muscle weakness, or poor coordination;
- Numbness, or tingling or loss in your hands or feet; and
- Pressure or tenderness on your spine.
Can I Sue for My Injuries after an Insurance Claim?
Yes—in North Carolina—you have up to three years to file a lawsuit against a driver who injured you. If you are suffering from injuries related to a recent auto accident and is experiencing serious pain, or your injury takes significant time from your work, school, or personal life then you should consult with an auto accident attorney about seeking compensation for injuries.
Other reasons you should consult with an attorney after an auto accident are:
- A death has resulted from the accident;
- A serious injury has occurred;
- Other people or vehicles were involved;
- You are accused of fault and the details of your police report are inaccurate;
- You are clearly not at-fault;
- You have no insurance or limits of your liability insurance are low; or
- Your insurance involves their own attorney.
Legal Representation for Charlotte Residents
Auto accident laws vary according to state. Consulting with an experienced Charlotte NC auto accident attorney will be the first step to claiming the compensation you deserve. Charlotte residents, if you are seriously suffering from auto accident-related injuries, contact us at the law firm of Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A today to schedule a FREE consultation. Call today or fill our free online case evaluation form. We will help you fight for compensation for your injuries.