A few years ago, I got into a car accident, and I have to say that without a personal injury attorney guiding me through all of the steps I should take, I would have been in a bad place. It was not the worst accident ever. I was able to walk, and so was everyone in the other car, but it was terrifying. Of course we followed the standard procedures of making sure everyone involved was okay, phoning for a police officer to record the incident, gathering each others insurance information, and taking photos of the damages incurred, but afterward, I went home and had no idea what to do.
What Happened After the Accident
Naturally, I called up my mom and asked her what I was supposed to do. Did I need to call my insurance? Should I go see a doctor to make sure I did not have any injuries that I did not know about? How long will I have to wait to hear from their insurance company? This is when my mother told me that I needed to contact a personal injury attorney. Because these lawyers handle car accident claims all the time, they will know exactly which steps to take and what order to take them in. They would be able to tell me if there was anything I needed to do immediately and if there was anything I should wait to do.
From here, I did a little bit of research to find a reputable car accident lawyer near me. Once I found one, I called him up, told him about my experience, and asked if he could help me as I went through my case. After asking me some questions about steps that I had already taken, he provided me with a list of things that I should do as soon as possible, and things that I should keep in mind, but could wait to do.
One of the things that he recommended doing as soon as possible was to find a chiropractor near me. He was even able to provide me with a couple of chiropractors who he had worked with previously. This is something that I definitely would not have thought of doing because I had never been to a chiropractor in my life. If anything, I would have gone to my general practitioner. He also told me not to call my insurance right away. He said that was something he could actually handle for me in order to make sure it all went smoothly. He also handled a lot of the communication with the driver who rear ended me, his lawyer, and his insurance company as well.
I can honestly say that without a personal injury lawyer helping me through the process, I would have felt lost and confused. If you are ever in an accident (no matter how minor it is), you should definitely seek help from a lawyer who will have your back.