If you have been in a St. Louis, Missouri, car accident, the experience was no-doubt frightening and perhaps even life-changing. According to Jesse Tanksley, car accident injury attorney at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys in St. Louis, those who have been in an injury-causing car accident should seek medical care as soon as possible.
Common car accident injuries include below, although many drivers suffer injuries that may not manifest themselves until days or weeks after the accident:
- Neck (cervical spine) injuries
- Back (thoracic and lumbar spine) injuries
- Orthopedic/joint injuries
- Concussion/head/brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee damage
- Chronic fatigue symptoms (as a result of shock and injury)
Following or in conjunction with seeking medical care, it is also best to contact a reputable car accident injury attorney like Tanksley. The status or outcome of your medical care will determine whether or not a car accident injury case should be pursued.
“You need a medical diagnosis before you can determine the best course of legal action,” said Tanksley. “Medical injuries determine the potential value of a case and whether you should settle the case or pursue it further.”
Contact Our St. Louis Car Accident Injury Attorneys Immediately
If you have suffered a car accident injury, we invite you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys in St. Louis immediately for a free consultation. With decades of experience fighting for the rights of victims, we will:
- Investigate your accident to compile evidence.
- Negotiate on your behalf with the applicable driver’s insurance company.
- File and pursue a lawsuit on your behalf (in the case of unsuccessful negotiations).