You had plans, but a serious car accident changed them, possibly forever. Because of the actions of a negligent or reckless driver, you face a long recovery, large medical bills, loss of income, and possible job loss. In addition, you may not have the ability to provide for or care for your family.
The Los Angeles area ranks among the top for the number of motor vehicle accidents. Further, car accident injuries run the gamut, from those who eventually heal to others suffering from permanent impairment. A Los Angeles car accident attorney at Salamati Law protects your rights and helps you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
The type of car accident injury an accident victim suffers depends on various factors and includes:
Every car accident is unique, but the most common injuries include:
Not every car accident injury is physical. Victims of serious car accidents frequently have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of PTSD in the U.S.
PTSD may involve the constant reliving of the event. Victims may suffer from sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, loss of focus, and panic attacks.
Anyone involved in a car accident should seek immediate medical attention, even if they initially think they were not hurt. While severe injuries are immediately apparent, others are not. Some people think they are fine, but the adrenaline rushing through the body after an accident often masks pain.
In addition, those with mild TBIs are especially vulnerable. Often, the victim does not realize they are acting abnormally due to the brain injury, and it is family and friends who first realize something is wrong.
Going to the emergency room or at least an urgent care center after a car accident is imperative for two reasons. First, you want to ensure you are not seriously injured. Second, waiting too long after an accident to seek medical attention can harm your claim. The insurance company can argue that your injuries were not as serious as stated or not caused by the car accident.
If you or someone you know suffered a severe car accident injury because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, contact an experienced California car accident attorney at Salamati Law. Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case review. There is no fee unless you receive compensation.