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Should you file a claim even if you don't think you're hurt?

Louisiana residents who get injured in car accidents will unfortunately have a limited window of time in which they'll be able to file a claim. As injuries fade and damage from the car is fixed, you have an increasingly lowered chance of getting compensation, so you need to work quickly. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we strive to help you understand your timeline.

But what if you don't think your injury is severe enough to seek medical attention, or you don't think you have any injuries at all? This is why medical attention should be sought immediately after an accident, even if you don't "feel" like you've been hurt. There are plenty of obvious injuries that can come from crashes, but some may also be invisible to the naked eye. Others may take a while to show themselves, and there are even certain types of injury that may start out seemingly benign but get worse rapidly. These categories can include:

  • Whiplash
  • Damage to the spine
  • Head traumas
  • Fractured bones

Some people think that if they aren't dealing with broken bones, gashes, or issues requiring immediate surgery, their car accident wasn't that bad. Unfortunately, the chronic pain or health complications that can come from any injury will come back to haunt you if you don't get treated properly or seek compensation quickly.

Dealing with traumatic injuries from car accidents can sometimes leave people feeling alone. However, the right knowledge can make a big difference in keeping your journey as hassle-free and direct as possible. Our web page on car accidents may be a good starting point for you.


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