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How can I prove serious injury after an accident?

After involvement in a car accident in Florida, one question that may be on your mind is proving the extent of your injuries, especially when there is little to no damage to your vehicle. As challenging as your situation may seem, it is possible for you to do so.

The actions you take immediately following your motor vehicle crash can provide sufficient evidence that your injuries do exist and they stem from the vehicle wreck. Here is a brief overview of how you can support your claim. 

Report the accident to the authorities 

Do not leave the scene of the crash. Stay and wait for law enforcement to arrive so you can make a police report. When giving your statement to the authorities, do not make any comments about who you feel is responsible for the accident

Get medical treatment 

Initially, you may feel shaken up after the ordeal. Do not let those feelings prevent you from getting an evaluation from a doctor. If emergency medical personnel are not on the scene to administer medical attention, go to the nearest emergency room. If you wait until several hours or days later to seek out medical attention, you may encounter issues establishing the veracity of your injuries. Be sure to inform the doctor about any pain and discomfort you may experience, no matter how minor they may seem. 

It is not uncommon for minor aches and bruises to turn into major injuries in the later hours and days after car accidents. Also, some serious injuries like traumatic brain trauma and fractures are not easy to identify by the naked eye and require diagnostic tests such as MRIs and CAT scans to prove they exist. 

Because of the difficulty involved in proving personal injury claims that involve car accidents, you may find it beneficial to speak to a lawyer. As your legal representative, your attorney can talk to the insurance companies on your behalf, gather additional evidence and help you to navigate the entire process to improve the outcome of your situation.

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