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What to Expect from a Personal Injury Lawsuit Involving Bodily Injury

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on May 14, 2016

Patient with a cast on the armAccidents and injuries take place every day in cities across America. While some of these accidents may not result in any serious consequences, many cause significant bodily injuries that can have long-term effects. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our attorneys are experienced in representing personal injury cases to seek compensation for clients who have suffered damages. In cases involving bodily injury, we recommend that victims speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about their legal rights. While insurance companies may be in a hurry to settle, our attorneys explore every aspect of a personal injury case involving bodily injuries to ensure that our Daytona Beach, FL clients’ rights are protected, and that they are compensated to the maximum extent of the law.

Causes of Bodily Injuries

These types of accidents may cause bodily injuries:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Slips or falls
  • Work accidents
  • Assault

Types of Bodily Injuries

Any injury that causes physical damage to an area of the victim’s body is classified as a bodily injury. Some of these injuries may be fairly easy to treat while others can result in a lifetime of medical complications and the need for continual treatment. Below are some of the bodily injuries that may be sustained during an accident:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Back injury
  • Brain injury

Each of these injuries results in its own unique side effects, requires its own specific care, and affects the victim’s lifestyle in different ways. All of these considerations will be factored in to determining what type of compensation may be awarded.

What to Do Following an Accident Involving Bodily Injuries

There are several steps that should be taken in the event that a person sustains bodily injuries as the result of an accident. These steps are important for ensuring that the victim’s health and safety are protected, and will also go a long way in helping to build a strong legal case down the road.

  • Seek immediate medical attention: It is important to seek medical attention right away if an injury has occurred. Even if the injury seems minor, or if it is not evident that an injury has occurred, it is important to be examined by a professional. Some internal injuries may not result in obvious side effects right away, and injuries that appear minor may be more serious than they seem. Most reasonable people would expect an injured party to see a doctor as soon as possible, so seeking treatment is also helpful in building credibility should a personal injury case be filed.
  • Carefully follow the doctor’s orders: It is important to follow all of the doctor’s instructions. This will ensure that injuries are treated properly and that healing occurs as quickly as possible. Additionally, by following orders and scheduling all necessary follow-up care, clients can show their commitment to treatment and avoid suspicion of fraud.
  • Contact a lawyer: Unfortunately, insurance companies are more concerned with closing cases than ensuring that an injury victim is properly compensated. For the best chance of receiving adequate compensation for damages suffered, victims of bodily injuries should contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. We will examine all aspects of an accident and resulting injuries to determine if a personal injury claim should be filed. If a case is filed, we will fight for maximum compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Bodily injuries often require costly medical care, hinder wage-earning capabilities, and compromise a person’s quality of life. If you’ve been the victim of a bodily injury, you deserve to be justly compensated for these damages. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and find out your best course of legal action.

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