Driving through morning rush hour traffic can be a frustrating drive if you live in a big city. It is a constant battle of stop and go, merging lanes and long lines of speeding traffic that you need to navigate. One of the most harrowing times of day due to the fact everybody is up and moving in a rush usually into the downtown area all at the same time. A crash can happen so easy at this time of day and is very common, you really are not surprised when another driver merges into your lane not seeing and hits you, sending you up the curb and into a bus bench. Steam is rolling from under your car hood and you have two bent rims and flat front tires. The only place your car is going now is to the mechanics shop for an insurance estimate.
How Do You Get to Work Now?
Okay, so you have called the police to make a statement and exchanged insurance information with the driver and contacted your boss to let them know you are going to be late. You even had to send the grumpy old guy a picture of the crash just so he would believe you. Your next call should be to a car accident lawyer to help you get a handle on your case and provide you with valuable information and tips for procedures you should follow directly after an accident.
The lawyer will recommend that your first course of action is to visit a doctor once you are able to leave the crash site. Even if you are not feeling injured you can take a ride to the ER and do not need an ambulance which can be very expensive though most likely covered under your claim. If the officer on the scene has already dispatched for an ambulance, feel free to take the ride just for safety measures instead of a cab and your attorney will most likely meet you at the hospital.
Follow all the guidelines and tips presented by your attorney. Get x-rays and follow the doctor’s orders. You may feel fine now but the next day will be a whole new story. After a crash the adrenaline is really pumping and you cannot really feel minor injuries or notice pain until you relax and calm down. Once you are released by the doctor, your attorney will provide a rental car for you and documentation for your employer. If the attending physician has referred that you take the day off, then make sure that you receive documentation for this as well for your employer and attorney. Any work related absences need to be recorded for submission to track lost wages which will be included in your claim with medical and mechanic bills.
Your Car Accident Attorney Will be Your Best Friend
You will quickly make a bond with your attorney as soon as you see how hard they will work for you and how easily they handle all your paperwork, phone calls and help you with daily needs like providing a rental car. It can be such a hassle when you experience a car wreck or suffer injuries from a crash. No crash is too small for an attorney to handle and to help guide you through all the procedures and paperwork filings when you have a claim. They will speak directly with insurance companies and court officials, acquiring all necessary documents making your claim go smoothly and they will fight for your rights to ensure you are compensated fully.