When Does an Injury Qualify for a Settlement?
Sometimes, it’s difficult to tell whether your injury is serious enough to warrant legal action. After all, it may not seem too serious, but it’s also giving you trouble. So when does an injury qualify for a settlement?
Because there’s not a clear definition of how serious an injury must be to qualify for a settlement, it’s often easiest to speak with an experienced lawyer. You’ll find one at the Henry Dailey Law Firm. Our team can determine whether you’re eligible to file a claim and how much compensation your injuries call for.
When Your Injury Requires Medical Care
In many cases, even seemingly small injuries may require extensive medical care that can become costly quickly. If you need any medical treatment for your injuries, it may be worthwhile to file a claim.
For example, let’s say you were in an accident and you suffered whiplash. To many, this doesn’t seem too serious. It’s neck pain that goes away after a while.
Unfortunately, whiplash isn’t that simple. When the muscles in your neck are damaged, it can be extremely painful. This makes it difficult to move your head normally, and if left untreated, the pain may continue. Many undergo physical therapy to treat the condition, which will help re-strengthen the neck muscles over time.
Even if your injury doesn’t seem serious now, contact a lawyer. Your condition could worsen over time, and you don’t want to be left to pay for your treatment out of pocket when someone else is at fault for the pain you’re in.
When Your Injury Impacts Your Life
In some cases, your injury may impact your quality of life even if it doesn’t seem especially serious or dangerous. If you’re affected negatively by an injury someone else caused, you deserve compensation.
For example, let’s say you suffered a concussion. Concussions are thought of as a mild condition. A concussion, however, can affect your cognitive functioning. Many people feel drowsy, dizzy, or sick after a head injury. You may need to take time off of work or away from your usual responsibilities. This can be especially frustrating, and that can affect your mental wellbeing.
Even if your injury seems relatively common and non-life-threatening, you could still suffer for it. If you’re having trouble dealing with your injuries and it’s affecting how you live your life, act soon to get the compensation you deserve.
When You Need Help, Call Us
Injuries are complicated, and even those that seem less severe can damage your quality of life. So call the Henry Dailey Law Firm for help getting the compensation you’re owed.
If you’re not sure whether your injury qualifies for a settlement, our lawyers can help you during a free consultation. We’ll review your case and discuss what we can do to help you through your situation. For more information, call us at 205-995-2412 or fill out the form below.