What to Do If You Have Been Injured in an Accident

You are on your way home from work, looking forward to relaxing after a stressful day of work. In a blink of an eye, a car runs a red light and smashes into your vehicle.

You head to the doctor’s office for a routine medical procedure. A few days later, you are still in the hospital and with significant unseen complications.

As you walk out of the grocery store with items from your list, you slip on an icy (and unsalted) sidewalk. Now you have chronic back pain that you cannot get under control.

Accidents just like these happen throughout America on a daily basis. Unfortunately, when you are the one who is involved, it can be difficult to know what to do in the immediate and ongoing aftermath. Here are a few things you should do if you are injured in an accident.

Get medical care
First and foremost, take care of yourself by being treated by a medical professional immediately. Even if you feel fine, still take time to be evaluated. In many accidents, injuries are masked from adrenaline; you may not feel injured until hours – or days – after the initial incident.

Write down what you can remember
As soon as you are able, write down details about the accident that you can remember. This can include any witnesses to what happened, license plate numbers, or addresses. Keep this information, along with written details you keep during your recovery, together and readily accessible.

Be patient with insurance
Insurance companies and paperwork can sometimes feel even worse to bear than your injury. However, you must not give up on pursuing payments. Continue to make the calls and fill out the appeals.

Contact an attorney
An attorney can be the best decision you make during the injury process. Here at Grewer Law, we are proud to advocate on behalf of our clients who were injured in accidents. Not only can we guide clients through the litigation process, we can also be the bridge to successful communication with the insurance company.

If you have been in an accident, take care of yourself first. Then, contact the team at Grewer Law to talk more about your situation.

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