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Delayed injury symptoms in Hartford Car Accident

What is the best time to tell the insurance adjuster your injuries following your Connecticut car accident?

A.     Immediately

B.     After you are released from the emergency room

C.     Never

We hope you chose C! 

YOU should not tell the insurance adjuster about your injuries sustained in a car accident their client caused. This is something that you want an experienced injury attorney to handle at the appropriate time. 

If you have had a car accident you know that it took a while before you realized you were injured.  That is because immediately following a car crash victims are in the fight or flight mode, which causes their body to produce large amounts of adrenaline.  Adrenaline is a protective hormone giving an individual an increase in perceived strength and energy, coupled with a diminished sense of pain. Car accident victims who experience this, refuse medical treatment when the police or EMT offers it because they say they "feel fine."  This refusal of medical treatment is written in to the police report with a note stating the victim was not injured.  The insurance adjuster will get a copy of this report which states the victim is not injured.  Once the adrenaline wears off, clients are surprised by the intense back or neck pain that they feel 24 or more hours after their accident. 

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Unfortunately, health conditions such as back or neck pain caused by a car accident or rear end collision can worsen over time. What started out as a dull ache in the lower back can turn in to a sharp pain going down the leg months later.  These changes in symptoms may require new diagnostic tests and treatment.  If these changes in symptoms were not part of the original statement given to the insurance adjuster, they can easily be denied for reimbursement. When it comes to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, it is so important to have an experienced injury attorney helping and protecting you every step of the way.  Just another reminder, there is never a good time to speak to an insurance adjuster about injuries from a car accident with out an injury lawyer present!

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