FAQs To Guide You In Seeking Compensation For Chest Pain After A Collision

Posted on: 1 August 2022

A forceful impact in a collision can make you slam onto a steering wheel, airbags, or dashboard, hurting your chest. For instance, it could tear or rupture your arteries and veins. You may also suffer injuries to your spleen, kidney, or liver, and they could trigger pain in your chest. Such problems often require expensive tests and treatment to avert complications that could lead to death. But as you seek compensation, don't forget that the wrongdoer's insurer should pay all your medical costs. It's advisable to enlist a lawyer's help in such a situation. In addition, the following FAQs will help you sail through the process. 

What Should You Do After the Collision?

Your first step after getting involved in a collision is contacting emergency service providers. They will dispatch a team of paramedics who may bring an ambulance if you've sustained grievous injuries. In addition, the emergency providers will direct the police to the scene. 

The officers will investigate the crash and compile information that can link the wrongdoer to the collision. For instance, they will take photos of the vehicles involved in the wreck, road conditions, and details of the at-fault party. The police will also interrogate you and include your statement in their report. However, it is advisable to contact your legal advisor before sharing any information with the officers. They will guide you on what to say to avoid sharing information that could hurt your claim.

Are You Entitled to Compensation for Your Chest Injury?

You are entitled to compensation covering all your medical expenses incurred in the chest injury treatment and other losses. That might include lost wages, diminished earning capacity, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. First, however, you must prove that the at-fault party was negligent. Your lawyer will gather evidence to prove that the defendant made a mistake that caused the crash. They will also prepare your claim and file it within the time allowed to file an injury claim in your state.

What Can Limit You From Getting Your Rightful Payment?

You can fail to get some or all the payments you are entitled to if you present a weak case. This could also be the case if you were partly to blame for the wreck. In this case, the judge will reduce your compensation with the percentage of fault. That is why it is highly recommendable to work with an attorney when filing a claim. They will prepare and file a strong claim. Your attorney will also represent you during fault calculations to prevent a wrongful accusation that could make you fail to get your rightful compensation. 

Chest pains caused by a collision can be traumatic, and they could affect different aspects of your life. However, you can mitigate the effects of the injuries by filing an injury claim against the wrongdoer. Consult a personal injury law firm such as The Stubbs Law Group to help ensure a favorable outcome in the process.