There is perhaps no experience more frightening than the split-second terror of an auto accident. Squealing tires and crunching metal are horrible sounds we all hate to hear. Sometimes the worst part of an auto accident, however, is the fact that the accident is only the beginning of one's troubles. The key is to learn this fact early.
When you're taken to an emergency room, or you visit your doctor right after an auto accident, you will most likely be given some kind of pain medication. Though it is important to be looked at immediately after an accident to prevent any life-threatening injuries, do know that pain medication can sometimes mask further symptoms. This means that back injuries, for instance, might not be obvious to you right away. Plus, regular doctors do not know how to recognize some of these injuries.
Particularly for injuries to soft tissues such as muscles ligaments and discs, as well as nerves and blood vessels, the damage is usually impossible to see on an x-ray. Insurance companies take great advantage of this early muddling of symptoms and will try to settle with you right away. At Peterson Law Offices, we're here to make sure that you, as the injured party, don't suffer this kind of injustice.
Todd Peterson works with auto accident clients all over Oregon. He can help you through the experience step by step and will not settle with your insurance company until you receive a fair settlement for your injuries. Call
an Oregon auto accident attorney, Todd Peterson, today at 503-280-0888 to learn more.