Some lucky individuals may walk away from automobile accidents completely unscathed, but most survivors of accidents are not nearly so lucky. A common concern among our clients who have been involved in auto accidents concerns the extent of their injuries, and a common questions is “Is my injury serious enough to need a lawyer?” If you wonder whether your injuries are significant enough to seek help from an attorney, watch the following video by experienced Buffalo injury attorney Robert Maranto for insight.
I had a case when I was a young lawyer in which a client was involved in an auto accident that stemmed from a collision with a truck. He contacted me because he was experiencing pain in his back that was radiating down his legs—a condition known as radiculopathy. My client was hesitant about proceeding with the case due to the size of his injury, but I encouraged him to move forward regardless and to monitor his injury. As time passed, my client exhibited swelling and more pain due to a fully extruded L5-S1 disc, which was causing cauda equina syndrome. He ultimately required surgery and could not return to work, and the case became a multi-million-dollar case despite the fact that, on day one, he had not experienced any of these symptoms.
It is crucial that certain things be done quickly in personal injury cases. If you are in an accident—no matter how much pain you experience at that time—you should contact an attorney immediately, as there is no crystal ball that can say how you will feel in a year’s time.
If your question is “Is my injury serious enough to need a lawyer?” contact our office for a free confidential consultation. We will go over the details of your case and help you understand your options. Let us fight to get the compensation you deserve.