A car accident does not need to result in a totaled car or catastrophic injuries to permanently affect a person’s life. Low-speed collisions and seemingly minor injuries can result in substantial costs and long-term damage. When you are injured in a Lexington car accident, you deserve to receive compensation regardless of the severity of your injuries. Your compensation depends in part on the type and severity of injuries; however, you deserve to receive full compensation no matter what injuries you sustained.
Whether you suffer whiplash or a spinal cord injury, you deserve to be treated fairly. If you have been injured in a traffic accident, call the Shelton Law Group for a free consultation with a Lexington accident attorney.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Each traffic accident is different. Even two rear-end crashes can result in very different injuries. As experienced car accident attorneys, we handle cases involving all types of injuries.
Common car accident injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury, concussion, and closed head injury
- Lacerations, scrapes, and cuts
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Other conditions that result in permanent disabilities
Each of the above injuries can result in tremendous economic damages in addition to physical pain and emotional suffering. It is important that you consult with an experienced car accident attorney in Lexington to discuss your legal options for recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.
Compensation for Injuries in a Car Accident Claim
The amount of compensation you may receive for your claim depends on several factors including:
- The type of injury
- The severity of the injury
- The length of your recovery
- How the injury impacts your everyday life
- Whether you are able to return to work
Each case is unique; however, one fact remains the same. We never want to settle your claim before we understand the full extent of your injuries. An insurance adjuster may offer you a quick settlement because he knows that you need money if you have been out of work and you are facing high medical costs. This is not in your best interest.
You cannot know the full value of your claim until you have completed treatment and your doctor states whether you have a permanent disability because of the car accident. Only then can we accurately calculate the full value of your claim. The insurance adjuster knows this and will try to settle your claim before this time for a lower amount. Don’t allow him to convince you to settle your claim too early. Always consult with an attorney before you agree to any settlement.
Call a Lexington Car Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation
We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay any attorney fees until we recover compensation for you. Therefore, it does not cost you anything to get sound legal representation. You deserve to have someone working for you who is protecting your best interest.