Attorneys at Oriol & Edler, LLC are well versed in personal injury claims including those involving bodily injury from a vehicle accident. These bodily injuries can include:
- Head Trauma
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Arm and Shoulder Injuries
- Leg and Foot injuries
Diagnosing and Treating Injuries
Many people don't seek treatment following an accident. This can hurt you two ways:
- Your injury can get worse with time until you need costly surgery followed by a long period of recuperation.
- The longer you wait before obtaining treatment, the more likely it is that the insurance company will deny that your injury is accident related.
Insurance companies will not pay you any compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future disability unless you can document the injury through medical records and prove it was caused by the accident. If you don't have health insurance, our firm will help you obtain the care you need to document your injury and get better.
To make sure that your injury heals as fully as possible, it's important to see the right medical specialist who can determine the scope of your injury. Most general practice doctors cannot treat back injuries. A chiropractor may provide temporary relief of pain, but may not treat underlying conditions such as disc or nerve damage. To diagnose and treat your condition, you may need to see a neurologist or spinal orthopedic surgeon.
It's important not to settle your personal injury case until you have reached what is known as maximum medical improvement. Only then will you know how much compensation you will need for ongoing treatment, pain and suffering, and disability.