Car Accidents Injuries
Cleveland Car Crash Injury Lawyer
The Insurance Company Won’t Protect Your Interests. Only Your Attorney Will.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the insurance adjustor who shows up at your door doesn’t have your best interests in mind. Without legal advice, you could end up signing a release or making a recorded statement that will damage your case.
For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Dennis Seaman & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, have been committed to obtaining justice for car accident victims. We offer a free consultation to explain your options and protect your rights.
Documenting Your Injuries
Auto accident injuries, particularly soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and neck/back pain, often come under severe scrutiny by insurance companies. If you don’t seek prompt medical attention, the insurance company may try to claim that your injuries were caused by something other than the accident − or that you aren’t injured at all. If you contact our lawyers soon enough, we will explain how to properly document your injuries so they can be proven in a court of law.
A poorly chosen phrase in a recorded statement may lead to a denial of your injury claim. A signed release may give the insurance company permission to search through your entire medical history in an attempt to blame your injury on a pre-existing condition.
In short, the insurance company of the other driver is not concerned about your best interests. Only your attorney is. While you are required to report the accident to your own insurance company, you do not have to say anything to the insurance company of the other driver.
Don’t make decisions that could permanently affect your ability to recover compensation for your injuries without first talking to a lawyer.
AN OVERLOOKED INJURY
An injury that many people overlook is “closed head” brain trauma. Your brain can sustain a traumatic injury in a car accident, even when there is no outward sign of physical damage. Brain injury victims often do not even know that they are injured or may try to hide the damage. Family members are usually the first to notice signs such as excessive sleepiness, difficulty concentrating or impaired memory. These symptoms can be permanent and require years of adjustments and therapy.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
If you have been injured in an auto crash, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, personal injury lawyers to arrange a free consultation about your rights and options.