One moment you’re sitting in your car at a stoplight, minding your own business. The next moment, someone is barreling into your car, ramming you from behind. The driver of the car that hit you had the presence of mind to try and swerve, but your car still got hit. You felt the impact, but you feel kind of okay. That is to say, you’ve got some aches here and there, but they don’t feel like they’re anything serious. What you may not realize, especially in all of the stress and drama of the moment, is that even the slightest ache can turn into full-blown problems later.
In the moments immediately after the impact, you get up out of your car, thinking that there is nothing wrong. Except your body is full of adrenaline and is preventing you from feeling the full force of the trauma. You decide that your pain is “no big deal” and that you’re capable of taking care of things without a hospital visit. It won’t be until the next day that the folly of your decision is going to be clear. It’s also a scenario that Car Accident Lawyers in Suffolk County NY have seen time and time again.
Everything gets settled at the scene, everyone exchanges information and the police, if they are there, issue tickets. You go on with your day, now thinking you have to deal with your damaged car along with getting everything else done. It’s not too long before the other driver’s insurance company starts calling with offers of a settlement, and your own insurance company asks how you want to fix the damage on your car. It becomes confusing, and you make the decision to deal with it tomorrow.
Upon getting home, you feel a little stiff, but still fine. You go to bed, only to wake up the next day feeling extremely stiff and sore. Now you’re not sure if you need to go to the hospital or not, especially since it’s been more than 12 hours since the accident. There are so many questions you have, but the first one that needs answering is medical care. Always go see a doctor for the pain, then contact Car Accident Lawyers in Suffolk County NY for help with everything else. If you have been in a car accident and need help, contact The Law Office of Matthew Glassman Suffolk County NY for more information.