"The following post was written by Christopher Zachar of the Zachar Law Firm, a personal injury firm located in Arizona."
"When I was in a crash, I didn't think I was injured. The next week, however, my neck really started to hurt!"
This is an all too common response to those who have been in car accidents and think they haven't suffered an injury. But days or even weeks later the pain from the accident finally manifests itself. Even though you can walk away from a fender bender, never decline medical attention at the accident scene.
When the driver or a passenger's body suffers the shock of impact during an auto accident, injury symptoms may not show up for days. In fact, many victims may not start feeling pain or soreness in their head, neck, or back until two to six months after their accident. Some accident experts testify that symptoms may actually worsen after more than a year following a serious collision.
Never say "I'm okay" after an accident. You may feel okay now, but adrenaline and the shock of the accident may numb some of the pain that you could be feeling.
Never admit fault. Some states have a legal doctrine called "contributory negligence" which means that if you're even 1% responsible for the accident you lose the ability to recover damages.
And never refuse medical attention. Even if you have no intention of recovering damages, by getting a police and medical report, you've got a document trail from trusted authorities that can help you should a case arise in the future.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, please be sure to seek an experienced phoenix personal injury lawyer that can help protect your rights in your situation. Zachar Law Firm is a Phoenix Personal Injury Law Firm out of Arizona that specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death located at 3301 East Thunderbird Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032.
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