Car accidents affect millions of people each year. Auto accidents account for millions of dollars in damages annually. When you or a family member has been injured in a car accident you need to talk to an experienced attorney. If the accident was due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Some of the most common areas of compensation include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Future medical bills
- Future earnings
When you are involved in an accident you should try to remain calm. Pull off the road to a safe area and put your hazard lights on. Find out if anyone is hurt and call 911 immediately. If you have been involved in a car accident do not admit guilt. Make a police report of the accident. Take the names and phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. Exchange driver information with the other driver. Contact an experienced attorney to review your case and advise you of the best way to proceed.
Car accidents can result in many types of injuries. Some injuries may be minor while others may be life-threatening. Keep track of all your medical visits, surgeries, medication, therapy, and rehabilitation sessions. The time to file a lawsuit is limited so you must act quickly in order to make sure that you can collect what is owed to you.
Your attorney will work to recover your expenses. If the accident resulted in loss of life of a loved one, you may be compensated for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of benefits and loss of inheritance. Your attorney will work to get you a settlement on the case. If no settlement is agreed upon, your attorney will represent you in court to achieve the results you desire.