What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
The average number of car accidents per year in the United States is around 6 million with 2-3 million of those causing permanent damage on the rider(s). If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it can be a difficult time for you. Many people find themselves in a situation where they are injured from the crash, are out of reliable transportation and are concerned about the financial burden of potential medical bills and the cost of repairing or replacing their vehicle. Not only this, but it’s possible that unless they move carefully or can prove otherwise, the responsibility of the accident may fall on their shoulders—it’s a legitimate worry.
Take Stock of the Incident
When filing a personal injury claim, the simplest way to view the case is that you and your attorney must provide good evidence to prove that the incident was not your fault. Therefore you must prove that:
- The other person caused the accident by not paying attention
- The accident was the main factor that caused your injuries.
- You played no part in causing the accident.
God forbid, in the event that you or a loved one are involved in an accident, always remember that it is incredibly important to gather as much information at the time of the incident. If you are still able to move around and your injuries are not bad, going as far as to record the time of the accident, get the insurance details and contact information of the other driver.
The King Firm Accident Report App
First things first, use The King Firm’s very own accident report app. You can download this app in the Android and iPhone app store. The app will let you take photos of the scene and send those photos with descriptions directly to our attorneys at The King Firm. This lets us get to work straight away on assessing your case!
Remembering the Small Details
When your head clears up right after an accident, try to remember every single detail of what just happened. How fast you were going, what happened that led to the accident and anyway your body reacted to the impact such as hitting your head or getting whiplash or shoulder injuries. One of the most common misbeliefs is believing that minor discomfort after an accident means you got out uninjured, head injuries are notoriously misleading in their seriousness. People can hit their heads and receive internal injuries/bleeding without knowing it. For that reason, you should always accept any medical help that is offered at the scene of the accident. Injuries and medical aid are so important to these cases that The King Firm specializes in offering advice geared towards helping you get the care and compensation you require.
Personal Injuries Are Not Obvious At First
Every year, many people get into accidents and sustain injuries to their spine or muscles. Many of these injuries appear to be fairly harmless at first, this is because people underestimate how bad an injury is. Many people can be stubborn when it comes to pain and injury. They want to avoid going to a doctor or specialist because medical costs are also incredibly expensive in the United States. As a result, many people ignore injuries that very quickly get much, much worse over time. This can be seen through the many people who receive minor back injuries in accidents that progress over a year or two into full-blown back spasms and even making it easier to herniate a disc. The reason for this is simple, once you hurt yourself it becomes easier to make the injury worse.
Personal Injury Attorney, New Orleans
At The King Injury Firm, our practice is specialized in personal injury cases by directly interfacing with the medical needs of our clients. We have accumulated so much experience with these types of cases that we know how to zero in on what truly matters for our clients: getting the compensation that they require for the medical issues they have experienced due to misfortune. Being injured in an accident and being left without recourse by the insurance agencies who are only out for their own interests can be a highly stressful ordeal for anyone involved.
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