Representing Victims Of Back, Neck And Spinal Injuries
If you are feeling neck or back pain following an accident, it’s important to be patient and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. It may take several months before you know how the injury will affect your life. In the meantime, you should not be pressured into accepting an insurance company settlement offer.
At Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights if you have been injured. With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, we represent accident victims throughout central Pennsylvania.
Why You Should Wait To Settle Your Case
When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you will only have one opportunity to obtain compensation for your losses. Once you accept a settlement, your case is over. You will not be able to go back to the negligent party’s insurance company later and ask for more money if your injury turns out to be more serious than you first thought.
While some neck and back injuries get better in time, others can lead to chronic and disabling pain. For this reason, you should not accept a settlement until you know:
- Whether you are likely to need future surgery (your doctor is likely to ask you to go through physical therapy first before exploring the option of surgery)
- Whether the injury will affect your ability to work
- Whether the injury will affect your ability to live your life and do the things you enjoy
- Whether you will have to live with pain
You should never attempt to tough out an injury to see if it will get better on its own. If you fail to seek treatment, the insurance company may not believe that you are really injured.