Being injured in a car accident can result in a variety of injuries. In some cases, those injuries are not easily diagnosed, even with X-rays, CT scan, or other diagnostic tests. However, your doctor may choose to use an MRI to diagnose soft tissue and other injuries. It is very important to seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident. Even though you may only be experiencing a few aches and pains right now, those symptoms could be an indication of a more serious injury. To discuss the steps you should take following a car accident, contact our law firm for a free consultation with one of our Fresno personal injury lawyers.
The term “personal injury” covers a variety of accidents including: Motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, passenger vehicles, and commercial trucks Premises liability (commonly referred to as slip and fall accidents) Medical malpractice Defective products Dog and other animal attacks If a person, company or government entity causes injury to a person, that person may have the right to recover compensation from the party responsible for the injury. It is important to act quickly to protect your legal right to receive compensation for damages. Call Torem & Associates at 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Fresno personal injury attorney.
When you are in a car accident, the police officer responding to the accident does a thorough accident scene investigation to gather and preserve evidence you can use in a personal injury case. This is a common misconception that can impair your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. While a police officer does investigate the accident scene, he is doing so in order to determine if a traffic violation has occurred. This is a criminal investigation in order to issue a traffic ticket. A personal injury claim is a civil matter. The police report generated by the officer is not evidence because the police officer was not a witness to the collision. He can only make assumptions based on evidence at the accident scene and statement made by witnesses. Therefore, it is vital that an independent accident scene investigation is performed to identify, secure, and preserve key evidence that can prove the other driver was at fault for the collision.