AccidentsPersonal InjuryWhat REALLY Happens After a Car Accident: The Truth About Insurance Claims, Lawyers, and More

April 22, 2022

After a car accident, there are a lot of things going through your mind. You may be worried about your car, your safety, and the well-being of those involved in the accident. You may also be wondering what to do next. Most car accidents are caused by human error. This means that the vast majority of car accidents could have been prevented if someone had made a different choice. For example, if a driver had chosen to not text while driving, or if a driver had chosen to slow down in bad weather, the accident may not have happened.

Although car accidents are often caused by human error, this does not mean that you should not take legal action if you have been involved in an accident. The process after an accident can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect. In this blog post, we will discuss the truth about car accidents and what really happens when you file a claim with your insurance company. We will also talk about personal injury law and how to find the right lawyer for you.

What do I do after my accident?

Most car accidents are not serious, but even a minor car accident can be stressful and cause injury. It is important to stay calm and call the police first. This will ensure that everyone involved is safe and that there is a record of the accident.

Once you have done that, you can move on to exchanging information with the other driver. You will need to exchange insurance information with the other driver involved in the accident. Be sure to get their name, phone number, and insurance company information.

You will also want to get documentation. These pictures will be helpful when you file your claim with your insurance company. Take photos of the damage to your car and the scene of the accident. These will be helpful when filing a claim with your insurance company. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw what happened.

Get medical attention. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. A concussion may not appear until days or weeks after the accident. A spinal fracture or broken leg may be mimicked by hight adrenaline levels, which could prevent you from feeling pain right away. So, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. If you wait too long to see a doctor, your insurance company may question the seriousness of your injuries.

What if I am injured in the wreck?

If you were not at fault for the accident, you will be able to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. However, if the other driver does not have insurance or if they are underinsured, you will file a claim with your insurance company for underinsured or uninsured motorist benefits.

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law is a type of law that covers accidents in which someone is injured. This can include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover damages for the injuries you have suffered. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you win your personal injury lawsuit, the other person, or their insurance company will be responsible for paying these damages.

What if I am at fault for the accident?

If you are at fault for the accident, you may still be able to file a claim with your own insurance company for your property damage and some of your medical expenses.

How can a lawyer help me?

Personal injury lawyers handle all types of car accident cases, from minor fender benders to major accidents that result in serious injuries or death. If you have been in a car accident, it is important to find a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours. The right lawyer will fight for the compensation you deserve and make sure that you are taken care of after an accident.

Don’t hesitate to call Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys at 256-533-5000. We offer free case evaluation and would be happy to discuss your case with you. Call us today to get started on your road to recovery!

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