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Automobile accidents

In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes.  About 4.4 million people were injured seriously enough to necessitate medical attention last year.

Automobile accidents are predominantly based on the legal theory of negligence for violation of traffic laws.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, it is highly important that you seek immediate medical care for any injuries.  An immediate injury is characterized as an acute injury.  If you do not seek medical care even though you had sustained injuries as a result of an automobile accident, the insurance company will contend that you did not sustain  acute injuries, contend you suffered no more than soft tissue injuries, attempt to minimize the nature and extent of your injury, and, thereby, minimize your injury claim.

If you sustained any visible injuries such as cuts, bruises or contusions, and hematoma, it is critical that you immediately take pictures or videos to document the severity of your injuries.  Similarly, any visible medical treatments such as staples, bandages, injections, surgery preparation, and surgeries should be photographed and videotaped as evidence.

Photographs and videotapes speak a thousand words.  Such evidence will convey the nature and extent of your injuries more persuasively than your verbal testimony, any testimony by your medical experts or even arguments by your attorney.   Photographs and videotapes are essentially the insurance companies’ worst enemies, and a major component in their evaluations of your claim and/or lawsuit.

Contact the Law Office of Danny Soong or, if you or any of your loved ones have been involved in an automobile accident resulting in injuries.

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