Your injuries will determine how long you should be sore after a car accident, and a medical professional can explain whether your soreness is normal. Each type of injury may produce an expected level of soreness, generally lasting for a few days or weeks.
However, a study in the medical journal PAIN explains that chronic widespread pain can also result from collisions. If a car accident caused you to experience any pain and suffering, you could recover damages for it. When building a compensation case, our team makes sure to account for prolonged soreness, chronic pain, and other consequences of accident injuries.
Why Medical Treatment is Crucial After a Car Accident
Obtaining medical care is critical to your health and legal case. In terms of health, medical treatment can:
- Provide certainty of your injuries
- Prevent you from suffering further injury
- Help you recover from your accident
- Address your soreness
Beyond your physical recovery, seeking medical treatment can also help with financial recovery. When you visit a doctor for treatment after a collision, it creates an official record of the injuries that our team can use to support your case.
A Doctor Can Outline the Lasting Consequences of Your Injuries
Once you receive medical care, your doctor can tell you how long you should be sore after your car accident and when you can expect to recover. Prolonged soreness may indicate serious injury or the onset of chronic pain.
If you suffer long-term or permanent injuries that cause you chronic pain and suffering, your financial recovery should reflect this. Our team can use your medical records and testimony from medical experts to outline how the collision’s consequences will continue to impact your life going forward.
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Can You Receive Compensation for Soreness?
You may not necessarily receive awards specifically for soreness. However, soreness may be one aspect of your total compensation. Our firm generally seeks coverage for the following types of losses.
Pain and Suffering
Your soreness may be one form of pain and suffering, particularly if you now live with chronic pain from the accident. Additional types of pain and suffering may include:
- Mental anguish
- Psychological trauma
- Recurring painful thoughts
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of quality of life
These losses can be a significant part of a settlement or judgment.
The person who caused your accident could be financially responsible for your medical care. Your treatment may include:
- Emergency care
- Numerous in-office doctor’s visits
- A regimen of medication
Depending on your injuries, you may recover significant awards for your medical care. You may also receive coverage for transportation to your medical appointments.
A car accident that causes injury typically causes property damage. Our firm can help you seek property-related compensation through a settlement. Your covered losses may include:
- Evaluation of vehicle damage
- Repair of vehicle damage
- Replacement of a totaled vehicle
We may also obtain coverage for temporary transportation while your vehicle is in the shop.
Injuries generally affect a victim’s professional life. As such, we could build a case to help you seek coverage for:
- Income you have already lost
- Income you are likely to lose in the future
- Other forms of lost earnings, like bonuses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost productivity
- Loss of professional fulfillment
Being unable to work puts you at immediate financial risk. We will seek a settlement to reduce your financial exposure.
How Can Our Firm Help with Your Car Accident Case?
Our team regularly handles car accident cases and has secured substantial settlements and judgments for clients. We understand what it takes to complete these cases and will use our resources in your service.
Hiring our firm means:
- We lend our experience and knowledge to your case.
- You can focus on your recovery.
- We deal with attorneys and insurance companies.
- We complete your case.
We do not want you to compromise your health or the quality of your case by forgoing representation, so we will handle every step of the process for you.
We Identify Liable Parties
Negligence is usually the standard for liability in car accident cases. As the American Bar Association (ABA) explains, someone is negligent when their carelessness causes harm. We will identify all negligent parties involved in your accident.
Whether because of negligence or other legal standards, liable parties may include:
- A driver
- City government
- A pedestrian
- A vehicle manufacturer
- A mechanic
Our team assesses each case individually and will seek awards from every liable party.
We Document Your Losses
We do not just say which losses you have suffered at our firm – we aim to prove them. Documentation that may support your right to recover damages includes:
- Medical assessments
- Medical bills
- Proof of lost income
- A counselor’s evaluation of your mental state
We aim to collect all documentation that can help your case.
We fFight for Fair Compensation
Compensation is our goal for your lawsuit. Generally, we will pursue a settlement first. If we cannot reach an agreement with the other party, our team is prepared to go to trial on your behalf. You do not pay us anything unless we win.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
Our firm is on your side after a car accident, and we will help you seek treatment for soreness and other symptoms. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 to receive a free case review. We have won more than $200 million for our clients – let us seek a positive financial outcome for you.