serious, underlying injury.
Onset of Injuries
But if a person affirms that they are “okay” or “not hurt” after an accident, their statement could impair their eligibility to recover compensation for any damages and losses incurred as a result of being injured. This may include hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, prolonged physical therapy, and more. So if you are ever involved in an accident, keep in mind that an onset of injuries could occur later. Even if you feel fine initially, never tell witnesses, police officers, or insurance adjusters at the scene of an accident that you are not hurt. This could damage your opportunity to recover the amount of compensation you need to recuperate and get back to your normal way of life.
If you find out that you are later hurt, and wish to seek compensation for your injuries, you may face a challenge if you claimed that you were not initially hurt. It is possible for insurance companies to raise questions regarding any statements you make about the accident. You will still be able to file a claim against the negligent party or insurance company either way, but it is better to avoid raising any questions to begin with. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for help filing an accident claim. They have the knowledge, skills, and resources to support your claim and recover the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.