The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of thirty-four. Annually, car accidents are responsible for over 37,000 deaths in the United States and 1.25 million deaths globally. This includes over 1,600 children under 15 years old. Each year, nearly 2.35 million people are injured or disabled due to injuries sustained in car accidents. As a citizen of the United States you are likely to be involved in at least one car accident in your lifetime.
Common car accident injuries include neck injury, whiplash, head and brain injury, paralysis, joint, bone, and muscle injuries. If you are involved in an car accident, and you are injured, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Personal injury claims stemming from car accident injuries can hinge on the accuracy of medical records and medical billing that correlates the car accident to the claimants injuries. Generally, the more time that elapses between the date of a car accident and the date that medical treatment is sought (and received), the more difficult to prove the connection between the accident and claimed injuries.
Insurance companies adamantly defend against frivolous personal injury claims. One way to prove that your injuries were directly caused by an auto accident is to seek medical attention within a reasonable amount of time following an accident, follow your physician’s orders, and treat only as much as is medically necessary for you to recover from your injuries.
In some cases, car accidents resulting in personal injuries (or extensive property loss) lead to lawsuits. Damages sought after car accidents can include the cost of medical treatment, the cost of any future medical treatment, loss of property, and income loss. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. We offer free consultations where a qualified Chico car accident attorney will answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.