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Consider the long-term effects of accident injuries before accepting a settlement

If you have been involved in a car, truck or other type of accident in Massachusetts, chances are you're dealing with a pretty serious injury. Whether you suffered whiplash or soft tissue injuries and expect to recover relatively quickly, or the incident left you partially or permanently disabled, it's important to consider how your injuries will impact your health and quality of life going forward.

But how do you know if you will need additional treatment in the future? Or how sure can you be about the long-term effects of your injuries? Are you sure your doctor is right about your diagnoses and prospects for recovery?

Instead of trying to gather answers on your own, an experienced personal injury lawyer can put you in touch with medical professionals and specialists who can evaluate your condition and offer informed opinions regarding your recovery and future care.

The insurance company wants you to resolve your claim as quickly as possible

When it comes to injury claims, insurance adjusters want to close claims as quickly and cheaply as possible. In most cases, an adjuster's initial settlement offer will not account for treatment and complications that may arise in the future. Essentially, they simply don't want to get stuck paying your medical bills should you need additional financial help a few months or years down the road.

By working with a personal injury attorney, you will benefit from having someone who knows the methods the insurance companies use to convince claimants to settle. Additionally, your lawyer can help you meet with the right medical professionals to properly diagnose your condition. Your attorney will ensure you get the treatment you need and that your claim is for the maximum amount of compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Massachusetts, remain patient and talk to a lawyer before agreeing to a settlement with the insurance company. By stepping back for a moment, gathering information and working with a professional, you can make sure you receive the full and just compensation you deserve to cover your immediate and long-term injuries.

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