What to Do If You’re in Pain After a Car Accident
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If you are experiencing pain and suffering after a New Jersey car accident, do not try to handle the agony - or the insurance company - on your own. You may have a serious underlying injury that needs urgent medical attention. To protect your health, always see a doctor as soon as possible after a crash for a thorough medical examination. And to protect your financial future, never accept a car accident settlement before you understand the full depth of your injuries and consult a lawyer.
The New Jersey car accident pain and suffering lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC know what it takes to prove pain after a crash and get maximum compensation for our clients. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. If you were injured in a New Jersey car accident, contact us for a free case consultation to learn more about how the law applies to your situation and your financial compensation options.
What is causing my pain after a car accident?
Car accident pain is frequently a sign of a serious underlying injury. Only a doctor can diagnose what is causing your pain and start medical treatment. It is always best to see your doctor or go to the emergency room the same day as the crash. Here are some of the most common and most painful injuries people may suffer in a car accident:
- Broken or fractured bones.
- Head and brain injuries.
- Internal injuries.
Not all car accident pain is the same. After a crash, you may experience various types of pain including:
- Muscle pain. Muscle and back pain after a car accident is very common. It can feel like a dull ache, sharp pain, or muscle stiffness and may be caused by injuries to the muscles, ligaments, or discs.
- Nerve pain. Also known as neuralgia or neuropathic pain, nerve pain after a car accident may be caused by frayed or torn nerves, or by a brain injury.
- Joint pain. Joints most likely to be injured include knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, and ankle.
- Bone pain. Usually, bone pain is sharper, deeper, and more intense than muscle pain. Bone pain can be caused by a fracture or bone bruise.
- Exacerbated pre-existing pain. Car accidents can trigger or aggravate painful pre-existing conditions, such as fibromyalgia.
Some injuries will cause immediate pain, but other injuries can take hours or even days to develop painful symptoms. Neck pain and whiplash may take weeks to first appear. No matter when your pain starts, if you are the victim of a car accident you deserve compensation.
How long does pain usually last after a car accident?
The duration of pain after a car accident varies depending on the severity of the injury, but it is not uncommon for pain to last for several weeks or even months. However, some people may recover more quickly while others may experience chronic pain that lasts for a lifetime.
New Jersey car accident lawyers who know what you’re going through
Car accident cases involving severe and chronic pain are personal to us. In 2001, attorney Thomas F. Shebell, III sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a car on his bicycle, and to this day, he still wakes up each morning with some degree of pain. Our legal team fights hard for people in these situations because we know the effects pain can have on your life. We will pursue full and fair compensation for all of your injuries to help you move forward.
At Shebell & Shebell, LLC we know that you only have one shot at getting all the money you need and deserve after a New Jersey car accident. If you ignore or downplay your pain, it could cost you thousands of dollars in uncovered medical bills. Contact us for a free case consultation to learn how the law applies to your situation and decide on the best course of action to get the compensation you deserve.