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Contacting An Attorney After A Car Accident

Accidents can lead to potential injuries. Every accident is different and the severity of the injuries depend on the facts of the case. If an individual is injured as a result of someone else's negligence, he or she has the right to recover damages.

When the accident causes serious injuries, victims often do not hesitate to seek recovery of all potential damages resulting from the accident. However, accident victims who believe they have suffered only "minor" injuries may choose to forego any legal process to recover damages. It is important that individuals understand that the severity of their injuries should not keep them from recovering the damages they may lawfully recover.

Not all accidents are the same. Some accidents are simply just accidents. Others, however, are accidents that may have been easily prevented and were instead caused by an individual who was negligent and breached his or her duty of care to another person. An individual who has been injured as a result of another's negligence is entitled to recover damages.

The more severe the injury, the more likely it is that the victim will incur higher medical bills and additional expenses in order to make a full recovery. Sometimes, a full recovery is impossible and the victim will instead be faced with lifelong complications resulting from the accident. Although "minor" physical injuries may be less painful to the victim, it does not mean that there cannot be lasting consequences. Some of these consequences can include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of motor or cognitive functions


Car accident victims only have a certain period of time to bring a cause of action. If a claim is not brought timely, it can be barred forever. It is important for a car accident victim to contact an attorney earlier on to understand the benefits they are entitled to, and to ensure they do not miss any deadlines pursuant to the law.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to recover damages. Do not hesitate to call an experienced accident attorney from Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates at (586) 264-3756 a free consultation.

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