What to Do After an Auto Accident Injury

Bodily Injury Claim

Being involved in an auto accident can result in injuries from minor cuts and bruises to more severe conditions. If you have suffered after a recent incident, take immediate steps to protect your health and well-being. This article will provide you with a practical and legally-sound guide on what to do next.

Seek Medical Attention

Do not delay going to the doctor, even if you do not feel injured or your injuries seem minor. Some conditions, such as whiplash or traumatic brain injuries, may not show symptoms immediately.

Call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately if you or your passengers suffered severe injuries.

Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions

Once you have seen a doctor, follow their instructions for treatment and recovery. This step may include taking medication, attending physical therapy sessions, or avoiding certain activities.

Following the doctor’s orders serves two critical functions. First and foremost, it ensures that you recover fully and minimize the risk of complications. Furthermore, demonstrating your commitment to following medical advice can be critical to receiving a fair settlement.

Keep a Record of Your Medical Treatment

Keep a meticulous record of all medical treatment related to your auto accident injuries. You will want to include details about doctor’s appointments, medications, and any therapy or rehabilitation sessions.

Notify Your Insurance Company

After the accident, contact your insurance company to report the incident. They need the essential details, including the other driver’s information, witness statements, and photos. Ideally, your adjuster will guide you through the process and pay the medical bills.

Take Care of Yourself

Protect your physical and mental health in the aftermath of an auto accident. Taking the time to rest and recuperate should take priority. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, seek the help of a mental health professional.

If you need to take time off work, do so, and notify your employer. Additionally, start a spreadsheet that documents your lost wages during this period.

Hire an Auto Accident Attorney

Unfortunately, many drivers injured on the road have problems getting the compensation they deserve. An auto accident lawyer can take care of the details while you recover from the incident.

We have a team of dedicated and experienced legal advocates who will fight for your rights. Submit a request online or call us today at (866) 345-6784 to schedule a no-risk consultation.

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