Minor car accidents can cause serious injuries. Even if you are in just a fender-bender, you might suffer severe injuries that are not immediately apparent. Obtaining medical treatment as soon as possible following a minor car accident is critical for this reason.
You might hit your head against a window or dash or suffer an injury in some other way and not know it during a minor car accident. If someone struck your vehicle from the side or rear, you might have neck or back injuries.
There are many ways in which you could suffer serious injuries and not realize it initially. The initial shock and adrenaline from a car accident could make you unaware of the injury.
Internal injuries might not be obvious right after the accident. For your own safety and health, it is always important to get medical attention as soon as possible following an accident. That is the only way to make sure you did not suffer a serious injury.
Medical Diagnosis Helps Show What Caused Your Injuries
You will need to file an accident claim as soon as possible after a car accident. If you suffered any injuries, you should get medical attention right away. The sooner that you seek medical attention following an accident, the easier it is to show that the accident caused your injuries. If you file an insurance claim before you see a doctor, the insurer might deny your claim.
Auto Insurance to Cover Your Losses
Unlike many other states, Delaware has a “fault” insurance system, but personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is still mandatory. This means that the at-fault driver, typically their insurance company, is responsible for compensating the injured party.
After a Delaware car accident, you can pursue compensation in one of three ways:
- Filing a claim with your own insurance company.
- Filing a third-party claim with the other driver’s insurance company.
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.
A lawyer will help you determine which option is available to you.
Delaware Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Help Injured Accident Survivors
Our experienced Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC can help you if you have an injury from an accident. Call us at 302-888-1221 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, we serve clients in Dover, Newark, and Middletown.