Ignored Personal Injuries Will Cost You
When you have suffered injury in an accident, ignoring your pain and suffering won’t make it go away. For most people, staying out of work is not the most desirable option. However, even a minor accident can result in injuries significant enough to impact your ability to carry out everyday tasks, let alone put in a 40-hour week in a demanding job. Something will eventually give, and if you wait too long, it may be too late to pursue compensation.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
One of the pitfalls when it comes to personal injury claims is any applicable statute of limitations. For most personal injury claims, you have two years from the date of the injury to seek damages. However, there are a number of circumstances which may dictate how long you have before the clock runs out. If your mind isn’t quite made up, it may help to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Letting the time run out is a personal choice, but you may come to regret not pursuing compensation. Once the final opportunity to seek compensation has passed, you may not ever get your chance to seek justice. At the very least, arranging a free consultation with an experienced lawyer will help you explore your options.
Whether you pursue a personal injury case or not is ultimately up to you. No matter what you do, any injuries, pain and suffering will remain. For those least fortunate, that means receiving expensive treatments. Those medical costs will not just go away because of your sheer grit and determination. Recovering from an injury is one thing – covering the costs of treatment out of pocket is quite another. If someone else is at fault, you have a right to pursue fair compensation for any damages incurred.
Instead of letting medical bills build up after an accident, consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer. The merits of your case may shock you. However, pretending like everything is okay will not bring in money and nor will it pay the ever-mounting medical bills you have to deal with in the wake of an accident.
Personal & Familial Relationships
It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking you are walking a solitary journey when you suffer injuries in an auto-accident. The fact of the matter is, everyone around you may also suffer. Depending on the severity of your injury, how long you end up out of work or both could have a significant strain on an otherwise healthy relationship. As far as the law is concerned, these are real damages that constitute the right of an individual or entity to seek compensation.
Your personal relationships are a vital part of who you are, so it is understandable that you would want to fight for and cherish those that work. An injury can cause enough disruption in a person’s life to have ripple effects. If you are not happy with friends and family after an accident, it may be a direct result of the trauma you have faced.
Traumas, no matter how small, can mount up and have significantly detrimental effects on the lives of individuals. You now have the opportunity to fight for compensation. So, what are you going to do? You can stand by and let your life fall apart, or you can speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
If you would like to learn more about what is involved in the claims process, speak to Dwayne L. Brown, Personal Injury Lawyer. Fighting for you is a commitment that we do not take lightly.
Posted on behalf of the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown