Insurance companies define a minor-injury claim as one that has some type of injury that will eventually heal so that the person can resume all activities they did before the injury. The injury is not permanent, although it may take time to recover. Your Belton personal injury attorney can provide you with additional information on specific examples of minor and major injuries.
Considerations for Types of Minor Injuries
The insurance company will look at the specific type of injury and will review medical information, documents, physician’s reports and related paperwork. They will examine whether the claimant suffered from the injury prior to the accident and will also asses the severity of the damage. An insurance adjuster might insist that your current injury was not caused by the accident but was just aggravated by it. Our Belton personal injury law firm can help you organize documentation to support your claim.
Visible and Soft-Tissue Injures
The insurance adjuster might challenge the reality of a soft-tissue injury, such as a strain, pulled muscle or strain. Since these subjective injuries cannot be seen, the company might question that you are even suffering. Even if they don’t question the injury, they could try to minimize the seriousness of the injury. Someone can easily see breaks, cuts, burns and other injuries, even if they review an x-ray of the injury. When an injury is visible or objective, the adjuster is more likely to approve it. However, they might still try to mitigate the damage that occurred. Our Belton personal injury attorney understands that everyone recovers at their own speed and will support you so that you can seek fair and just compensation for all injuries, including soft-tissue injuries.
Proving Soft-Tissue Injuries
When an injury is subjective, you will need to prove that the damage exists through the change in your lifestyle due to the injuries. For example, you might not be able to continue with daily activities, might not be able to work and might suffer limited physical capabilities. Our Belton personal injury law firm has a track record of helping clients who have suffered these types of injuries.
If you have lingering physical problems that can be directly attributed to an auto accident, contact our Belton personal injury attorney so that we can discuss your concerns. You can reach the Law Offices of Stephen K. Nordyke at 816-842-6555.