Any kind of car crash can cause damage, but a rear-end collision can be particularly dangerous. This is because these types of crashes often affect the spines of those injured. Even a low-speed collision can cause serious issues. If you were hurt in a rear-end collision, you do not have to negotiate for fair compensation on your own. A San Angelo, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you.

Can Injuries From a Rear-End Collision Have Lasting Effects?

Unfortunately, many of the spine injuries that a rear-end collision can cause can result in lasting health problems. Many conditions result in pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the extremities. Such symptoms can last for days, months, or even longer without proper treatment.

Paralysis is also a possibility. The spine can be broken or fractured during a rear-end collision. Depending on how and where the spine gets damaged, the victim could end up paralyzed from the neck or waist down.

Should I Take the Insurance Company’s First Offer After a Crash?

You should not take the insurance company’s first offer after a rear-end collision. The insurance company wants to get out of this situation for as little money as possible. You need to take the time to properly evaluate your injuries and learn how they will affect you going forward. Talk to medical professionals and see if you will be able to work, move around, and enjoy life in the same way as before.

How Can an Attorney Help Me After a Rear-End Collision?

Hiring an attorney is not mandatory, but you should know how helpful one can be during the legal process. Your lawyer can:

  • File your case before the statute of limitations expires
  • Have medical experts testify about your promotion
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
  • Answer your questions about the legal process

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Some people take a bad offer from an insurance company because they do not want to be bothered with a big lawsuit and all of the complications that come with it. Many people also do not want to put up with the stress of going to trial. If that’s your worry, we have good news. While our lawyers are prepared to fight for you in court, these types of cases rarely go to trial. Your attorney will do everything that they can to negotiate for a fair settlement before that point.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are ready to learn more about what an attorney can do to help you with your case, contact the Mathis Law Firm. We can schedule a consultation and hear more about what happened to you and how your injuries have affected your life. Then we can help you fight for the kind of compensation that you deserve.