Developing Chronic Pain after a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is terrifying and can literally turn your entire world upside down in the blink of an eye. After a car accident, injured occupants are usually treated for their injuries and sent on their way to recover. While initially, the recovery may go well, many accident victims are surprised to realize that the pain they’re feeling doesn’t quite go away. In fact, over time, many people develop chronic pain after a car accident, and it can damage every aspect of life.

A 2011 study by the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry found that car accident victims were more likely to develop chronic pain than others. This pain affects every part of their life often preventing them from working and enjoying their hobbies. It can result in significant mood changes, such as depression or anxiety and can cause them to socially withdraw from the world.

Unfortunately, insurance companies are skeptical of accident victims that claim chronic pain. They may argue that the pain isn’t as bad or debilitating as the victim claims and they may go to extreme measures to document this in order to reduce their liabilities. Insurance companies have even hired investigators to try and “catch” victims who they believe may be faking their chronic pain. They will even try and claim that the pain associated with the injury is the result of prior medical procedures or pre existing illnesses or injuries. When this occurs, you need an experienced and aggressive car accident lawyer on your side.

Your Pueblo car accident attorney will need to use the medical testimony of a doctor or other health care provider to clearly establish that the accident caused your chronic pain. A medical expert will also be necessary to show the need for future medical care and treatments, as well as future physical or mental limitations, if applicable.

With a car accident attorney on your side from the start, you can rest assured knowing that your rights to compensation are protected every step of the way. No matter what the insurance company throws at you – your attorney will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the money you need to fully recover and handle your chronic pain now and in the future.

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Contact Our Pueblo Car Accident Attorneys Today

Pueblo personal injury attorney Mickey W. SmithWhen another driver’s negligence has caused your pain and suffering – you are not alone. You have the right to seek compensation and to hold the negligent and careless driver responsible. Call Pueblo attorneys at Smith & Smith, today for a FREE CONSULTATION – (719) 544-0062.