The most common injuries after a car accident with minor to moderate property damage are contusions, neck injuries, or soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are injuries such as bruises, muscle strains, joint and ligament sprains, or damage to connective tissues. Since these types of injuries aren’t visible and typically don’t require extensive medical intervention, many people don’t believe they need to seek professional treatment or believe that it’s worth getting a personal injury attorney involved—which couldn’t be further from the truth.
The majority of car accident cases we handle are for car accidents with minor to moderate property damage resulting in soft tissue injuries.
In October 2019, the Hughes family of 4 was involved in a car accident when the other driver ran a red light and drove straight into the driver’s side of the Hughes’ vehicle. While they did not suffer major injuries from the accident, they were transported via ambulance to the emergency room. At the hospital, diagnosed injuries for the family included cervical strains, pain in the arms, legs, and chest, and lacerations from broken glass.
In July 2020, we’re happy to say that the Hughes family’s cases were resolved for a collective total of $87,000!
The factors that helped get the best settlement for them were:
- Getting a medical evaluation immediately after the accident
- Having a treatment plan for their injuries and treating consistently
- Utilizing the added medical payments policy on their personal car insurance to help pay medical bills
…And hiring a local personal injury attorney shortly after their accident to look out for their best interests.
With the help of an experienced car accident lawyer, the Hughes family was able to get a great resolution to their cases. Not only did our office help them get the treatment that they needed, but researched all available insurance policies to lessen the financial burden to their family and maximized the amount in their pocket.
M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law specializes in helping victims and their families who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Since 2013, we have recovered millions for our personal injury clients. In the event of wrongful death, the family can seek compensation for the full value of the life that was lost, as well as damages to pay for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and much more.