Minor injuries. In nearly every article about a car or truck or motorcycle accident in Connecticut you will read about injury victims sustaining minor injuries. But what does this mean? Though you may assume it refers to bruising, maybe a small cut and some sore muscles, minor injuries can mean serious pain and a long recovery.
For example, broken bones, deep cuts and neck and back injuries are commonly referred to as minor injuries. Really, a minor injury is one that does not immediately threaten the accident victims life. However, this does not mean that the injury will not require a hospital stay, rehabilitation and ongoing medical care.
The problem with minor injuries is that insurance companies will use this distinction to minimize your claim, your pain and suffering. They will assume that the report of “minor injuries” means you deserve less compensation. However, there are other factors to consider. What if your job involves heavy and frequent use of your arms and back? Then a shoulder injury can leave you out of work for some time, maybe even permanently. But the insurance company will want to ignore this, and possibly your need for ongoing physical therapy. They will offer you a sum that may not cover your current bills, nonetheless the cost of ongoing medical care.
If you have been injured in a car accident, even if you only sustained minor injuries, ensure that the insurance company is offering you proper compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced accident lawyer at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation. Make sure your rights, and your future are protected. Call today. 1.860.257.1000