When someone suffers an injury because of a car accident, they often deal with adrenaline, shock, and other emotions. Unfortunately, they may not always feel the impact immediately. Referred to as latent injuries, these are some of the most difficult damages to endure, especially if they impact your ability to file a claim.
Latent injuries are those you may not feel immediately after they occur. For instance, you may endure a crash in which you suffer a neck injury, but you don’t feel the pain. Instead, you go about the process of gathering information from the other driver.
It may be days or even weeks before you start to feel the impact of your injuries. By this time, though, you may be multiple stages into your claim. Latency issues, unfortunately, can significantly impact your ability to pursue compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.
How They Impact Your Claim
When you don’t feel the pain from your injuries immediately, you may hesitate to seek medical care. This decision can impact how much you may recover or if insurance adjusters will approve your claim. It becomes crucial to seek medical care as soon as possible. When insurance adjusters ask if you suffered an injury, never claim you are perfectly fine.
Insurance companies may try to dismiss your claim if you don’t seek medical care. Damages are often a part of proving liability and filing a claim. If you don’t seek treatment, it can be challenging to recover compensation.
Our Des Moines car accident lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve. We stand in your corner, working to hold negligent parties accountable. We will go above and beyond on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal process on your behalf.
Call our firm at (515) 705-0233 for a free consultation to discover your rights.