Should I see a doctor after a car accident?

Should I see a doctor after a car accident?

Automobile accidents happen every day on the streets and freeways of Southern California. Some of them are very serious and require emergency medical care, which often ends up saving lives. In these circumstances, the need to see a doctor is obvious. However, what about your common fender bender-type accident. When injuries seem minor or non-existent at the crash site, many people wonder, “Should I see a doctor after a car accident?” The answer, according to Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Ellis Law is yes, you absolutely should. If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, they may owe you compensation to cover any medical bills incurred as a result of the crash. A delay is receiving medical care may be detrimental to your case. 

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After a car accident, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The liable party’s insurance company may offer you a small settlement, in hopes that you’ll sign away your rights to further compensation. Meeting with a personal injury attorney from Ellis Law won’t cost you a thing. We’ll even travel to visit with you if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. We’ll go over the details that led up to your accident, and figure out what your next steps should be. If the accident was indeed caused by the reckless or irresponsible actions of the other driver, they and their insurance company may be obliged to pay your medical bills. This includes paying for future treatment for lingering issues like whiplash and psychological trauma. After our consultation, we can direct you to a trusted medical professional who will help assess the full nature of your injuries. 

Top-notch legal representation with no upfront fees 

At Ellis Law, we believe the good folk of Southern California deserve quality legal representation, whether they can afford to hire an expensive attorney out of pocket or not. If we decide you have a case, we’ll get to work right away with no upfront legal fees. Our partners work on contingency fees, which means our payment is contingent on you winning your case or reaching a settlement. In the unlikely event you should lose your case, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees. Many people don’t have the savings to cover a few missed days at work, let alone hire a legal team. Don’t let a lack of funds stop you from seeking justice. Sit down with one of the veteran Los Angeles car accident attorneys from our firm, and we’ll get started building your case. 

We’ve won over $350 million in damages for our clients 

Founded two decades ago by Loyola Law alumnus Andrew Ellis, Ellis Law has secured over $350 million in compensation for our clients over the years. Though the outcome of every case is different, here are some examples of damages we’ve secured in the Los Angeles area: 

  • $2.8 Million: Accident in L.A. caused by unsafe lane change 
  • $2.4 Million: Heavy rear-end collision on the 10 freeway 
  • $1.4 Million: Rear-end collision involving reckless commercial truck driver 
  • $750,000: Injuries resulting from a pile-up accident 
  • $125,000: Common T-bone car collision at intersection 

Receive damages to help you get back on your feet 

Minor car repairs, a few doctor visits, and a missed paycheck can put your financial future in jeopardy. It’s not uncommon for a car accident to devour your savings and cause a downward spiral that eventually leads to bankruptcy. The good news is, the law is designed to protect victims of another person’s negligence. If you’ve been involved in a wreck that was caused by a distracted, sleepy, intoxicated, or texting driver, or caused by road construction, missing signage, or malfunctioning traffic lights, you may be entitled to receive damages. This compensation can then be used to cover medical bills for both emergency and ongoing care, make up for missed days on the job, and pay for cost of living expenses while you recuperate. Only with the help of an experienced and talented personal injury lawyer can you be certain you’re getting all of the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with an expert at Ellis Law today, and take the first steps towards getting back on your feet.