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What if someone has been involved in a car accident?
Car accidents happen every day. At that moment, a life can be changed forever. Knowing what to do and what not to do is important as it will affect an individual for years to come.
From the moment a car accident occurs, everything seems confused and unreal. Body and mind are in shock. The first step is to regain your composure and assess what happened. Is there visible smoke or fire from any of the cars involved? If so, exit the vehicle and stay a safe distance from the vehicle. Is anyone hurt? If there is no danger of the vehicle catching fire, stay in the car, further assess the extent of the injuries sustained, and wait for emergency personnel to arrive on the scene. While it is possible that a spinal injury or broken bones have been sustained, any attempt to move or get out of the car could lead to further injury. Emergency personnel are properly trained to assess and treat injuries resulting from a car accident.
If it is determined that the injuries sustained are minor or non-life threatening, and it is safe to exit the vehicle, then exit the vehicle carefully. If safe to do so, photos of the accident scene should be taken. Photos should include damage to all vehicles involved, photos of any injuries sustained, and photos of any tire marks or crash debris on the roadway. It is ideal that the photos are taken before the vehicles move in order to identify the collision angles of the cars and the resting position of each car after the impact. Capturing these photos will help determine the responsible party and which auto insurer is responsible for paying property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and other compensation for injured parties.
After the injured are treated at the scene by emergency personnel or taken to hospital, the reality of the car collision begins to set in. The injured part will begin to come to terms with the fact that they have suffered life-altering physical and emotional wounds. Injuries can affect the injured party for months, years, or the rest of their life. The injured party will need help navigating the process of filing a claim with the insurance company. It is recommended that you call an attorney before telling someone else about the collision.
A personal injury lawyer can assist with the initial call to the insurance agent to report the collision and the processing of immediate injury protection benefits available to each injured party in
Beyond this immediate assistance, an experienced personal injury attorney can guide the injured party through the medical treatment process to ensure that the costs of medical treatment are covered from start to finish.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will also ensure that all aspects of injuries and damages are paid in full and that rights to full and fair compensation are upheld. The amount of this compensation will depend on the severity of the injuries. Only an experienced attorney who has spent years assessing various personal injury cases has the knowledge and skills necessary to correctly identify and assess all elements of damages in a particular case.
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