Being involved in a car accident can be terrifying and painful. In the blink of an eye, your entire world, or that of your loved one, can completely change.
Now you may be facing insurance claims, medical bills, and potentially a permanent injury.
After a car accident, it can be very difficult to know which steps to take next. Emotional damage is to be expected. Physical trauma and a period of rehabilitation are also likely.
The very first step is to go to the hospital or a primary care physician to diagnose any non-apparent injuries. Some common injuries someone can sustain after a car accident include the following:
The next step is to receive all possible documentation, photograph the scene of the accident as much as possible, and obtain an official police report. It may even be helpful to keep a log of events, including time and location of the accident, who they spoke with, insurance and vehicle records, medical records, and any subsequent doctor or physical therapy visits.
In addition, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer and schedule a consultation. Bring all of the documentation they have collected to this appointment. The attorney will review the documents, listen to their prospective client’s account of the accident, and create an action plan for reaching a settlement, or if necessary, going to court.
An appropriate car accident settlement will cover the cost of all medical treatment, past, current, and future. It will also provide compensation for non-economic damages – including pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium, and other personal and emotional impacts.
Car accidents can happen in many ways. Among them are rear-end collisions, distracted driving, drunk driving, failure to yield, and side-impact collisions. Below is a sample of other ways someone can be involved in a car accident.
When you are involved in a car accident, the last thing on your mind is worrying about how to proceed. You want someone who can take care of everything for you. Someone to make sure that all potential damages are accounted for so as not lose out any wages or other rights.
A good lawyer will devote their time towards securing compensation through expert advocacy while also making sure no unnecessary obstacles arise along this journey.
In some car accident cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries, the insurance company fails to offer a reasonable or fair settlement or attempts to claim that their client was not responsible. In these cases, it is imperative to file a lawsuit to seek justice and full compensation.
An experienced car accident lawyer will be able to determine what strategies to use when reaching a settlement or when going to court, as well as understand how to navigate insurance company policies and handle the intricacies of personal injury law.
At Malloy Law Offices, LLC, our team of trial lawyers focuses on cases of serious injury or wrongful death. Our scope of practice and experience has led to a reputation for excellence for our legal work in car accident cases. We represent the injured on a contingency fee basis. There is never a fee unless we win. With 15 years of professional experience, we are very familiar with complex car accident cases. If you have suffered serious injuries due to negligent driving conduct, we believe you deserve to recover the maximum possible compensation. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.