If you, or someone you love, have been injured; you should not delay treatment. It is improper to attempt to feign an injury. However, if you have been legitimately injured, it is not wise for you to try and tough it out before you seek assistance from a health care professional. If you wait before you finally seek treatment, you may end up dealing with your personal injury at your own expense.
Some wonder if it is worthwhile to get an attorney to help with a personal injury case. If it is a little fender bender and injuries are minimal, the answer is probably no. However, even in cases involving minimal injury, it may be prudent to at least consult a lawyer. Personal injury cases are frequently done on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing unless and until you obtain a recovery. Most lawyers, including lawyers at Fletcher & West, will consult with you for free about your personal injury case to determine whether you need the assistance of legal counsel.
You will likely find an insurance company anxious to settle your case quickly. You should be cautious to settle too early. You should not wait longer than necessary, and in no case longer than two years from the incident. However, if you have been injured by the negligence of another, you should assure you are made whole. Settling hastily may result in you dealing with results from the accident that you were unaware of at the time of settlement. If you have questions, consult a lawyer. The peace of mind will likely cost you nothing and you can make a more informed decision.