Car accidents can cause severe injuries that affect your physical, emotional and financial well-being. If you were involved in an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel okay, as it can help protect your accident claim.
When you visit your doctor, ask questions that help you understand your condition, recovery and legal options. Here are some crucial questions that can yield a lot of information.
What are my injuries, and are they serious?
The first thing you need to know is the extent and severity of your injuries. Your doctor should be able to diagnose them and explain how they happened, inform you of associated symptoms and warn you about possible complications. Your doctor should also tell you how your injuries will affect your daily life, the expected recovery time and prognosis.
What treatment do I need, and how much will it cost?
All patients have the right to know about their treatment options and costs. However, it matters even more in a car accident claim. Accurate treatment and expense estimates help to ensure that your claim yields enough compensation to meet necessary costs. Remember to ask about potential risks, benefits and alternatives associated with each option.
Could my injuries be disabling?
Finally, you need to know if your car accident injuries might leave you permanently or even temporarily disabled. Since you have the right to seek compensation for injuries arising from negligence, do not overlook the risk of a disability.
If you have been injured by a negligent or reckless driver, you may qualify for pain and suffering damages on top of economic compensation. However, your claim must account for possible disability. With legal guidance, you can you use New Jersey accident compensation laws to help ensure a healthier and happier future.