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Did You Mistakenly Believe You Were Not Hurt After a Car Accident?

We all know that auto accidents can result in injuries, so it may come as a surprise that many drivers walk away from an accident, believing that they weren’t hurt at all.

All too often, we encounter clients who thought at the time of their accident that they were uninjured…only to realize after the fact that this was not the case. If you’re in this situation, it’s vital that you get a Jersey City car accident attorney today, to make sure your rights are protected. Call us now at (201) 585-9111.

There are many reasons that people overlook or are unaware of their injuries immediately after an accident. They may want to downplay the incident. They are surely stressed and frightened, and just want to get home. They are afraid of incurring emergency medical bills. Or they may not even register their injuries or the associated pain.

Shock and Adrenaline Can Mask Pain Longer Than You Think

That last reason is the one that is often the most disconcerting for our clients. When someone experiences a physically or psychologically traumatic event—and a car accident is both—the body releases certain hormones that can help us in survival situations, including adrenaline.

Adrenaline has many functions in the body, but one of the most important is masking pain and providing us with a burst of energy when we are in danger. It should come as no surprise that a car accident can result in a large surge of adrenaline. When it wears off, however, previously unnoticed injuries may become painfully apparent.

The sooner you retain the services of an experienced auto accident lawyer from a New Jersey or New York law firm, the sooner they can begin to investigate the circumstances of your case and ensure you are compensated for your injuries. One of the most important steps you can take is visiting the doctor—and the next most important is visiting your lawyer. Call for a consultation today, at (201) 585-9111.

You Need to Visit a Physician within 72 Hours

We encourage all of our accident clients to visit a physician within 72 hours of their accident. A doctor may find injuries the patient may have overlooked, due to stress. Furthermore, some head or spinal injuries take time to manifest, even long after the adrenaline wears off. An immediate visit to the doctor also bolsters their case against the insurance company. Not doing so can send the wrong message.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are protected by law and entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, and more. However, getting insurance companies or the individual responsible to pay can be arduous. The law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo, and Lizzi P.C. will defend your rights. Call us today to find out how we can help you. You can reach us at (201) 585-9111.