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The Difference Between Short-Term and Long-Term Injuries In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are tricky territory. Oftentimes, a mistake among friends or coworkers can lead to an unintended injury, leaving the victim with costly medical bills and potentially debilitating injury. Even if the incident was a mistake, it doesn’t mean that the responsible party can’t be held accountable for their actions. If someone makes a mistake that leads to your injury, they can and should be liable for partial or full financial compensation for your injuries. 

Something that is important to note when dealing with a personal injury case is the difference between short-term and long-term injury. Short term injuries usually involve injuries that lead to you missing a few days to a month or two of work. They do not result in long-term disability and will result in lower payouts for a personal injury case. However, it doesn’t mean that you should not pursue the case. If you rely on insurance alone, you may not receive the full compensation you need to recover. 

Different insurance policies have different policies defining “short-term”, but they usually involve similar injuries. Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to avoid paying you, and will hope that your injury gets better on its own or that you will simply neglect to file a claim. Esposito Law Firm has years of experience dealing with insurance companies, and we can get you the compensation that you deserve.

Conversely, long term injuries are injuries that result in you missing more work than you would for a short term injury. Long term injuries are generally more severe, and therefore harder for the insurance company to ignore. However, they will do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible. Call Esposito Law Firm today and let us fight for the additional compensation you’ll need for your long-term injury.

When dealing with insurance claims, you need to have an accurate record of the injury and doctors visits. The more solid proof you have, the more likely they are to pay you what you deserve. This includes any paperwork, statements from doctors, or pictures of the injuries that you may have. If the insurance doesn’t cover the full cost of your medical care, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case to receive the rest of the compensation from the at-fault party

Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve — call Esposito Law Firm P.A. today!