Helping Clients Document the Full Extent of Their Injuries
After a maritime accident, car accident or other serious accident, you may have only one opportunity to obtain fair compensation from the responsible party. It is important to understand the full extent of your injuries before signing any type of settlement agreement.
At the law firm of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers are experienced at helping clients identify and seek treatment for injuries that are often overlooked at first. Among the most common of these are the following:
• Brain Injuries: While some brain injuries are diagnosed immediately, some are more subtle, and symptoms may not become apparent until months or even years after the incident. These symptoms may include significant changes in personality and coping skills.
• Psychological injuries: Serious accidents can leave victims with long-term psychological injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. People who develop these conditions as a result of accidents may be entitled to compensation.
• Injuries that increase in severity: Certain types of injuries, including whiplash and herniated disks, may not seem very severe to begin with, but they may get worse over time, or they may persist even though they were fully expected to heal relatively quickly.
If you have been injured in an accident, your first step should always be to see a doctor and describe all of your symptoms in detail. If you develop additional symptoms later, it is important to talk to your doctor about those symptoms rather than hoping they will go away.
Handling Cases Involving Unnoticed Injuries
Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation about your case, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by email. Based in Lafayette, we serve clients throughout Louisiana and beyond.
We help people in Louisiana communities when they face serious injuries in:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Maritime Accidents
- Personal Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
First, when you are injured, get medical attention immediately and follow the advice of your doctor. Proper documentation and medical records prove the extent of your injuries, which are extremely important in a personal injury case.
We understand that many people do not like going to the doctor for a variety of reasons. However, not seeing a doctor can be detrimental to your personal injury case. It could also be used against you as evidence that you didn’t really suffer a serious injury.
In terms of healing, it’s important to see a doctor and follow their treatments so you can move on from your injuries. The Louisiana statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is one year.
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