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What Are Latent Injuries?

The term “latency” refers to a delay. Unfortunately, latency can also impact injuries you sustain following a car crash. When someone experiences latent injuries, it gives insurance adjusters a chance to take advantage of the situation and minimize or deny claims. It’s vital to recognize how you can avoid problems involving latent injuries and what you can do to protect your rights.

Protecting Yourself from Latent Injuries

One tip that we can recommend is to seek medical care after a crash. When you seek medical care, you have the chance to protect yourself while also receiving medical treatment for any injury you might have sustained. Here are some of the benefits of seeking medical care early on in the process.

  • You may deal with adrenaline and shock, which prevents you from feeling your injuries. You can still seek medical care to learn what injuries you may have and start your treatment.
  • Your visit to the hospital creates a medical record that your lawyer can use to your benefit. It also helps show pre-existing injuries that insurance adjusters might try to use against you.

If you don’t seek medical care in a timely manner, insurance adjusters look at this as a sign that you may not have suffered an injury. Also, know that insurance companies might claim that you suffered your injury in a separate incident because you didn’t seek medical care. Above anything else, it’s vital to take care of yourself and see a medical professional quickly.

At Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., our North Dakota car accident attorneys care about providing you the highest level of care. Trust that we’ll seek the maximum compensation available to you. We put your needs first and hold negligence accountable from start to finish. Let our team help you when it matters most for you.

Call us at (855) 245-5100, and schedule a free consultation after you suffer a severe injury because of someone else’s negligence.

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