Minnesota Car Accidents
Millions of Americans are injured in traffic accidents each year. In Minnesota alone, there are more than two hundred crashes on an average day resulting in dozens of injuries. In addition to incurring billions of dollars in costs for hospitalization, surgery, chiropractic care, and other medical treatment, injured people may lose the ability to work. It may take months following a car accident to realize the full extent of the injury.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that the insurance companies fully cover the loss – from the initial hospital visit to future medical expenses and lost wages.
Injuries to the Head
Car accidents commonly cause head injuries. Even with proper seatbelt usage, a collision can cause the head to strike the steering wheel, dashboard, or other parts of the vehicle. Injuries to the head may consist of immediate pain, cuts, scrapes, and bruises. However, the most significant aspect of a head injury may be below the surface of the skin. A blow to the head may result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) impacting the patient’s ability to sleep, causing confusion, memory loss, and even resulting in permanent cognitive disability.
People suffering from a concussion or TBI may encounter difficulties returning to work or ability to manage their daily tasks. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to obtain compensation for TBI-related injuries, because insurance companies know that it is harder prove an injury to a jury when it is not visible. Further, the disability caused by a TBI may be harder to demonstrate than, for example, a disability caused by a broken bone. The personal injury lawyers at Sand Law, LLC effectively collaborate with medical experts to understand complex injuries and then explain the extent of the injury to a jury. This process allows us to seek the maximum recovery possible in your case.
Injuries to the Neck and Back
Sudden changes in speed or direction, a frequent occurrence in motor vehicle accidents, can cause “whiplash,” resulting in serious damage to muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the neck. This can happen even if airbags and seat-belts prevent an actual blow to the head. Additionally, a collision can cause problems with spinal alignment such as herniated disks or more serious damage to the nervous system – potentially resulting in paralysis or other loss of function. Injuries to the neck and back often require extensive treatment and physical therapy to fully recover. Insurance companies are often unwilling to pay for ongoing chiropractic care or physical therapy. Sand Law’s personal injury attorneys will fight so that any settlements or verdicts provide for a complete recovery.
Car accidents can be emotionally traumatic in addition to causing physical harm. Being involved in an accident, or witnessing a friend or loved one being injured can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD may require counseling or other treatment. In addition to compensation for medical costs and future treatment, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the emotional distress and mental anguish resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
How Sand Law Can Help
Receiving the compensation you deserve after being hurt in a car accident can be a hassle as you will likely have to deal with your own insurer as well as the other driver’s insurance company. The insurance companies will attempt to delay the settlement process by requesting additional documentation regarding your treatment, disputing your doctor’s diagnosis, and minimizing your loss.
Sand Law’s experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers will handle all communication with the insurance companies and their attorneys to keep the process moving. If you have been injured in a car accident, we encourage you to contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.