Rain, snow and ice can make for difficult driving this time of year. Accidents will happen. If it happens to you, will you know what to do? Slick roads and poor visibility can make an accident scene difficult to sort out, and if injuries are involved, it’s important to be in control of the situation.
Most accidents, even during inclement weather, are fender benders in which property damage must be dealt with. Still, it is wise to take every precaution after an accident, as injuries may not be immediately evident. If it appears likely that you are not at fault, it is crucial that details are recorded, since it is your responsibility to prove that the other driver caused the accident and that the accident caused your property damage and/or your injuries.
If you are involved in an accident:
Car accidents can be extremely stressful and the tendency for most of us is to get things taken care of quickly so we can move on. When you have been injured and another driver is at fault, it is important to take the time necessary to allow for a thorough investigation and to determine what impact your injuries may have on your future.
In the weeks following your accident:
Don’t attempt to handle a personal injury claim on your own. Skilled personal injury attorneys are prepared to handle these details, including gathering accident information and medical records so you can receive a fair settlement. Injuries can dramatically change a person’s life, impacting their ability to work and to enjoy activities and family relationships.
If you are injured in a car accident due to another’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, therapy as needed, lost wages, and possibly pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can be sure you receive what you are entitled to.
Contact Attorney Elizabeth Bernard today for a free consultation if you believe your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence.
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