So, you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and you’ve sustained some minor injuries. Understandably, you’re now wondering whether you should get an attorney.

The answer is most definitely yes. You could be entitled to a settlement for your injuries, even if they’re minor. Also, your injuries may seem minor now, but you could experience a delayed injury, or your injury could worsen over time. You shouldn’t have to pay out of your own pocket for medical bills when an accident wasn’t your fault.

So if you’re wondering “do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer if my injuries are minor,” here are some reasons to help you decide:

Medical Attention for Minor Injuries

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you should seek medical attention for your injuries. Sometimes your level of pain might not indicate how injured you actually are. Due to shock and adrenaline, you could be injured far more severely than you realize. Injuries may take time to manifest, requiring additional financial resources.

Even if you feel fine, you’ll want to seek medical attention to learn the true extent of your injuries. Never tell an officer, the other driver, or a representative from the insurance company that you think you’re fine. You simply don’t know what may come up down the road.

A Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyer can help you receive the financial compensation you need to cover your medical bills, both now and in the future.

Delayed Injuries

Minor injuries can still have major consequences. A minor concussion, for example, can lead to long-term brain issues. If you’ve experienced concussions in the past, you could be at even greater risk for experiencing grave repercussions from a head injury.

Other minor injuries which may not become apparent until much later can include any of the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Fractured Bone

Working with a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will ensure your settlement takes into account all of your injuries, damages, and expenses.

Compensation for Minor Injuries

Even though your injuries may be minor, you will most likely still have medical bills from the accident. As long as you didn’t cause the accident, you could be owed a settlement to help cover your medical bills, even if you didn’t initially understand the full nature and extent of your injuries.

Under Utah law, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is four years from the initial date of the accident. It takes time to collect evidence and build a case, so waiting to find out if your injuries will progress further is not in your best interest.

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer if My Injuries Are Minor?

Yes. A Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyer can help you with your minor injuries, even if you think they and the related expenses are trivial. Additionally, there could easily be other damages related to your accident that you may not realize you could be compensated for.

Call an attorney at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 to discuss the details of your case, or complete the form at the bottom of this page to arrange a meeting.

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