There is never a good time to be involved in an auto accident. One moment you may be traveling along thinking about your work, your children, and preparations for the holidays—suddenly everything changes. As you proceed forward it is important to remember a few things to assist you during this difficult time.
Put Your Health First
Remember to keep your priorities in order by tending to your health. Reach out to friends and family for assistance in the meanwhile. Try to maintain a positive overall outlook.
Adhere to Medical Plan
Focus on following the short-term and long-term goals set forth by medical personnel. Keep on schedule with your follow-up doctor visits and any therapy, treatment, or at-home stretches or exercises that you are prescribed. Maintaining your assigned medical plan could ultimately have some impact on a potential claim. Photograph any of your injuries if needed to substantiate them later.
Compile a Summary of the Accident
As you focus on your recovery, you may want to make some notes about details of the accident that you recall. Perhaps there are aspects of the incident that you begin to remember now that you have gotten past the initial shock of the experience? Keep all accident and medical follow up related paperwork in a designated place for reference later. Be sure to include receipts for any prescriptions, doctor visit co-pays, or medical equipment type expenses.
Review Insurance Policies
Assess your insurance policies for details relating to coverage, or contact your agent if applicable. If your vehicle is awaiting repair and you are medically cleared to drive, you may want to look for any rental car coverage within the policy. Refrain from delving into negotiations with the other driver(s) insurance providers until you have spoken with an accident attorney.
Choose an Accident Attorney
If indeed you have incurred physical, emotional, or financial problems associated with the accident, then consult with a personal injury attorney. Obtain input from those who may have had positive outcomes with legal professionals in the past. Consider reaching out to those in your network, or the local bar association for assistance.
Get Organized for Your Consultation
Gather all information related to the accident for your attorney to review. This includes accident reports, written statements, medical evaluations, and insurance related documents.
Being severely injured in an automobile accident can have life-altering effects. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek legal assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Injury victims throughout Colorado have realized significant financial compensation through settlements and verdicts when retaining The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal. Take the first step in your recovery by contacting the office for a free consultation.