Dallas Auto Accident Attorney Tom Carse Comments on Study about Accident Injury Victims Suffering from Long-Term Pain

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Texas car accident lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm is asked about a study that shows many accident victims do not take legal action, even though they suffer from persistent pain.

People injured through no fault of their own need to realize there’s nothing wrong with hiring a lawyer to protect their rights.

Most auto accident injury victims are reluctant to hire a personal injury lawyer, even if they suffer from long-term pain after a car crash, according to a recent study that Dallas personal injury lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm says sheds light on a common mistake made by many injury victims.

Carse expressed his comments in response to an article published by U.S. News & World Report. (U.S. News & World Report, “Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study,” Jan. 23, 2014)

“People injured through no fault of their own need to realize there’s nothing wrong with hiring a lawyer to protect their rights,” Carse said. “We understand that victims and families who lost loved ones do not want to have an adversarial relationship with an insurance company or anyone else. But anyone injured or who loses a loved one needs to be compensated for their losses. Without an attorney, they may get far less than the compensation they truly need. If you’re hurt in a car accident because of someone else’s careless actions, you should not have to suffer financially.”

Dr. Samuel McLean, an associate professor of anesthesiology and emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, conducted the study analyzing how often people who suffer from persistent pain after a car accident file a lawsuit for their injuries, U.S. News & World Report reported. The study focused on 950 people in four states who had been in a car accident and were treated in emergency rooms. Six weeks after their accidents, 70 percent of patients had persistent pain. However, only 17 percent of the participants in the study had contacted a lawyer six weeks after their accidents, U.S. News & World Report reported. As a result, 53 percent of people suffering from pain after an accident choose not to call a lawyer six weeks later.

"Our findings indicate that persistent pain is very common among those who aren't suing, and that only a minority of those with persistent pain are engaged in litigation," McLean said, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Every year, nearly 4 million people in the United States seek emergency medical attention after a motor vehicle accident, U.S. News & World Report reported. More than 90 percent of these patients are sent home after being checked by doctors.

Such figures suggest that more than 2.12 million people each year are silently suffering in pain without contacting a lawyer six weeks after a car accident. The 2.12 million figure represents 53 percent of the 4 million people injured in auto accidents every year.

These statistics are unacceptable, Carse said. “Injury victims need to realize it’s OK to call a lawyer and ask for help after a serious car accident,” Carse said. “We’re honored to help people injured in accidents caused by other people. That’s because we realize the work we do makes such a dramatic difference in the lives of our clients. Put an end to your suffering. Take back control and contact us today. We want to help you get your life back on track.”

For more information about all the legal services provided by the Carse Law Firm, call 972-CALL-TOM or call 877-865-2580 toll free or complete the online contact form.

About Carse Law Firm

Located in Dallas and serving injury victims throughout Texas, Tom Carse has a well-earned reputation throughout the state for being an effective, dedicated Dallas personal injury attorney who successfully resolves cases. Carse Law Firm is a small firm with the ability to handle large trial cases. This means that clients receive hands-on, personal attention. The law firm offers a free case consultation to all potential clients. Attorney Carse works on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don’t win.

Carse Law Firm
6220 Campbell Road,
Ste. 401
Dallas, Texas 75248

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