Being injured in any type of accident can be both stressful and overwhelming. Not only do you have to deal with trying to recover from your injuries, but you also have to worry about getting the compensation you deserve.
The best thing you can do is contact an auto accident attorney to help get you the proper compensation. There aren’t just the damages to your car to think about, there are also medical bills, lost wages when you’re unable to work, and any number of things that may come down the road that you didn’t think about at first. Our experienced attorneys will help get you what you need, and what you are rightfully entitled to.
But if being an auto accident attorney were an easy task, then everyone would do it. If you want to help us help you, there are things you can do yourself that can greatly help your case, and of course we always recommend doing them:
Keep detailed records.
Keep all your written records of everything you do following your accident. Keep your records as complete and detailed as possible, too. That means records of medical bills incurred, doctor appointments, prescription costs, lost wages and anything else pertaining to the case. Also, if you’re able, take photos of the accident immediately after it happened.
The more information you have about your injuries and any bills incurred, the better it is going to be for your case. If you have this ahead of time and can provide it to us without having to spend a lot of time looking for it, that’s going to help everything go faster, and it’ll also help us present your case with optimal effectiveness.
Additional info on the information you need after a car accident: FAQs: What Information Do I Need?
Follow your doctor’s orders.
If your doctor orders you to go to physical therapy, you need to make sure that you go to each and every appointment. Not going to an appointment will make it look like you don’t care about your recovery process, or worse, will undercut the seriousness of your injuries when presented to the other party. By doing what your doctor tells you to, it shows the insurance company that you are dedicated to your recovery. And, of course, most importantly, it hopefully will give you the best chance to fully recover from your injuries.
Read more on care and documentation: FAQs: What About My Injuries?
Be honest with everyone.
Regardless of whether the injuries you sustained were minor or severe, you need to be upfront and honest about what happened in the accident. Don’t try to embellish on your injuries. Be honest about the injuries sustained in the accident. If an injury happened before the accident, don’t try to claim it was caused by the accident. This will only come back to haunt you later on down the road.
Take care of yourself while the attorneys do their job.
Above all else, you need to focus on your recovery. Let the attorneys handle the specifics of your personal injury case while you focus on getting better and getting back to doing all of the things you normally would. Your recovery is important. It isn’t something that you should try to prolong or take for granted. Do what it takes to get back on your feet again.
The best thing you can do after being injured in an auto accident is to contact your personal injury lawyers. Give Kuzyk Law a call today!