Auto Accidents

A car accident can have a traumatic effect on the body and mind. Acupuncture treatments are tailor specifically for you and your injuries, it can save you a lifetime of pain.

  • Keep Calm
    What you do following a personal injury accident can affect the reimbursement you receive from your car insurance
  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately
    Symptoms of pain may appear days after the accident
  • Take names and contact information of witnesses
  • Take pictures of your car’s damage from every angle close up and at a distance
  • Keep a detailed record of your injuries and treatments that include:
    • Pictures of injuries
    • Daily notes of how you feel
    • Any inconveniences
    • Receipts from treatments
    • Prescriptions
    • Email and phone correspondences
    • Appointment times
    • Travel expenses for medical treatments
  • Record financial losses, such as lost wages
Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic Collision
taking photos at car accident scene

Don’t Admit Fault

  • Get a police report.
  • Give a detailed description of the accident, along with photos.

Even if you believe you might have been fully or partially at fault, don’t say to the other party, your passengers, witnesses, or your car insurance company that you were to blame. Instead, provide an honest report of what happened and let the insurance companies determine the details.

Avoid Other Missteps

Even if you are entitled to reimbursement, a few mistakes can jeopardize your personal injury claim. The following tips can help you get a fair settlement for your claim:

  • Don’t settle until you have completed all of your medical treatment and your injuries are as healed as they are going to get. Otherwise, you don’t know the total cost of your injuries.
  • Don’t sign release forms or checks with releases on them before you’re ready to settle completely.
    • Signing such forms can release your car insurance company from the responsibility of paying on additional claims.
  • Don’t talk to people about the case unless you need to.
  • Don’t cave in to pressure not to file a police report.

Consider a Personal Injury Attorney

If you feel you need help navigating your injury claim, you may wish to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Personal injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with these claims and can help you understand your rights and get the highest amount possible for your claim. In the event that you have a dispute over your claim, an attorney can be a valuable asset if you end up in mediation or in court.

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