Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 6:20 am    

Injuries from getting hit by a car can result in long-term impairments for the accident victims. Some car accident injuries require surgery and physical therapy. Other injuries sustained in a car accident may heal with time and rest. When you suffer injuries in a crash caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation from that driver. However, recovering compensation from the insurance provider for the driver can be difficult. Proving that you were injured and suffered damages is a crucial step in the claims process.

Car Accident Injuries that Require Surgery

Some of the common injuries from a car accident that may require surgery include broken bones, internal bleeding, and damage to internal organs. A victim who needs surgery may incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial damages. The cost of the surgery and hospitalization is only the beginning.

The victim loses money because he cannot work while he is recovering. He may also need physical therapy after surgery to recover from the injuries. Special medical equipment and medications also add to the financial cost of the injury.

If your car accident injuries required surgery, it is important to keep detailed records of all expenses and costs related to your medical treatment. However, it is also important to keep notes about your recovery. Pain and suffering damages are subjective.

There is not a formula used to calculate the compensation for pain and suffering. Making notes about your daily struggles to recover from your injuries, including your pain level, tasks you could not complete, and the impact on your relationship with others can be very useful when calculating pain and suffering damages.

Car Accident Injuries that Do Not Require Surgery

Even though an injury may not result in surgery and hospitalization, the financial damages sustained by the victim could be substantial. Car accident injuries that may be severe but may not require surgery include traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, and back injuries. These injuries could result in long-term impairments that prevent the victim from working and performing normal daily tasks. The person may incur substantial medical costs for treatment and loss of income.

Can I Recover Compensation if I Sustained a Minor Injury?

Insurance companies may attempt to refer to some car accident injuries as “minor” injuries. However, any injury sustained in a car accident is serious. A person injured through no fault of his own deserves compensation for that injury. Our lawyers do not treat injuries from car accidents as “minor” or insignificant. We fight for maximum compensation of damages regardless of the severity of the injury.

If a negligent driver injured you, you deserve compensation for that injury.  The compensation is based in part on the severity of your injuries. However, you should not assume that your injury does not warrant filing an insurance claim.

We encourage you to take advantage of a free case review with an attorney to discuss your case. You may be entitled to significant compensation even though your car accident injuries did not result in permanent impairments or require surgery.

Call a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney

If you have questions about car accident injuries, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 for a free consultation.

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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.