Most people think of calling a personal injury attorney only when they have severe injuries. They believe that a minor injury is not a big issue but the truth is that this can be far from the truth. Read on to learn why you may want to talk to a personal injury attorney in Phoenix AZ even if your injuries were minor. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for your free legal consultation.
Liability is almost always disputed – especially with minor injuries
One of the most important reasons to talk to an attorney is because liability is most likely going to be disputed. When a driver causes a car accident, they are likely to know that admitting this fact will drive up their car insurance premiums. However, the person who is injured is then stuck paying their own bills. With larger cases, an at-fault party can often be found at fault due to the evidence that is often present with more serious injuries.
On the other hand, when injuries are minor, there may be less physical evidence. The at-fault party may use this against you by assuming that you are not going to pursue legal options for a minor accident. However, the truth of the matter is that if you are at not at fault then you should not be held responsible for the costs associated with the accident.
Your minor injury could be anything but
Unless you have been to the doctor and they have confirmed that you have suffered nothing more than a few scrapes and bruises, do not assume that your injuries are minor. What felt like a small bump on the head could turn out to be a brain injury. What feels like a crick in the neck could get worse and you could have whiplash. Always consult with a doctor before telling anyone your injuries are not serious.
Injured parties are not always aware of the long-term implications of their case
When a person is involved in a minor car accident, they likely look at their car, check out their own injuries, and assume that’s all there is to it. However, an experienced a personal injury attorney can assure that the long-term is taken into consideration.
For example, if a person sprains their wrist, this is just a minor injury, right? Maybe not. If that person makes a living as a painter then they will be out of work for weeks or even months. They will have a higher chance of getting arthritis at an earlier age, which could reduce their long-term earning capacity. Only an experienced attorney will know how to consider these long-term issues.
If you are ready to get an expert opinion on your legal options then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation. We are standing by to take your case seriously and offer you the compassion you deserve.