Dealing With Chronic Pain After A Car Accident

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

-Walter Anderson

Every year, about 4 million people are injured in auto accidents and check in to hospital emergency rooms for evaluation. 9 of every 10 patients that do so are sent home after the perfunctory evaluation. However, studies show that 6 weeks later, 7 of every 10 that were sent home claim they are dealing with some kind of chronic musculoskeletal pain in one or more regions of their body.

What’s worse, only about 1.7 percent of those who still deal with pain after the accident say they are planning to speak with an attorney in order to pursue full compensation and recover medical expenses. According to one study almost 1/3rd of those still experiencing pain after the car accident have severe or moderate neck pain. While another 13 percent have pain that spreads to seven or more regions of the body.

If you or a family member has been in an auto accident and you are experiencing chronic pain, even though you were released from the original emergency room with little to no help, you need to pursue the appropriate damages from the negligent party or parties involved in the accident. Getting the right legal help in a situation like this is important.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Oldham & Smith Attorneys at Law and contact us today. We offer you and your family a free consultation. Call toll free (352) 292-1620 and let’s start the conversation about your case. Our team would be happy to walk you through the nuanced legalities of your claim. We will ensure we lay out the very best strategy to help you receive the fullest compensation due you. Call today!


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