One of the most dangerous things that people do every day is drive and, unfortunately, car accidents are bound to happen. Two years ago, I, myself, was in a pretty severe car accident due to a dangerous driver which left me hospitalized and still suffering with nerve damage in my hands to this day. It was, easily, one of the scariest things that has happened to me and I would be a liar if I said that I didn’t get nervous occasionally while driving now.
If you have been injured due to a car accident, consider the following advice:
Hire A Lawyer Immediately:
One of the things that I wish I did once I was out of the hospital was hire a car accident lawyer immediately because dealing with the process of speaking with the insurance agencies and constantly getting the run-around made my situation even more stressful. Once I had hired a lawyer, it felt so good to put the paperwork and phone calls into experienced hands that wanted nothing but the best for me and getting compensated fairly for my injuries.
After you have been injured in something as traumatizing as a car accident, the last thing that you need is more stress. Rather, you need rest! Hiring a capable lawyer will allow you to recuperate both physically and mentally from the accident while they handle all of the necessary proceedings.
After a car accident, you will surely be flooded with bills, bills, bills. It is nothing short of overwhelming to see all of those extremely high numbers for ambulance rides, hospitalizations, medication, follow up appointments, scans, and physical therapy pile up by the day. One of the best things that you can do for yourself after your accident is to be extremely organized. As soon as you receive a bill in the mail, send it immediately to your lawyer because collection agencies will begin to call if they are not dealt with in a timely manner.
Keep hard copies of all of the bills that you receive in chronological order so that you always have them handy to reference when speaking to your lawyers. It is also a good idea to write down your version of what happened during the car accident, the injuries that you had, how much time you had to take off of work, and your daily activities that have been affected by being hurt. Questions about all of those things are bound to come up when speaking to your lawyer or the insurance agencies and you will want to give them accurate information as opposed to trying to remember what happened after the fact.
Talk to Someone:
It is perfectly understandable to be nervous once you are well enough to get behind the wheel of your car again. However, if you are feeling extremely anxious, then that puts both your safety and those sharing the road with you at risk. If you are experiencing panic or anxiety when driving after your accident, then there is absolutely no shame in enlisting the help of a therapist to help you sort through those feelings to help you feel safer while driving. It is becoming easier to find a therapist more suitable to you, as discussed here, so there is definitely a therapist for you.
As mentioned before, car accidents that you have been injured in are traumatic and you want to make sure that you are sound both mentally and physically before driving again.
If you do not have the right lawyers helping you after your accident, there is a possibility that you might not be fairly compensated or even have your medical bills covered. Research the best car accident lawyers in your area and give them a call so that you can begin to heal.