Insurance companies estimate that the average driver will be involved in some type of car accident approximately once every 18 years. This means that statistically, you will be involved in 3-4 car accidents in your lifetime. If you have been in an accident, you know how stressful the aftermath can be. Communicating with the other driver(s), insurance companies, and the authorities can cost you hours of time, paperwork, and frustration.

If you are injured during the accident, your life will be impacted in many ways. Many drivers who sustain minor injuries mistakenly think they can navigate the case without consulting an attorney. This misconception can prove costly for many reasons.

The Aftermath of an Accident: Navigating the Process Alone

You will probably have many questions following your accident. Relying on your own intuition or the insights of friends and family are not winning strategies to ensure your rights are protected. Our team has helped thousands of accident victims navigate the difficult aftermath and establish a viable road to recovery. Being in an accident is stressful enough, especially if injuries are involved. Deciding against consulting a lawyer to fully understand your rights can prove costly. Working with a personal injury attorney will ensure you receive compensation you may be entitled to if you were injured in a car accident.

Obtaining Compensation

As mentioned in our recent blog, recoverable damages for people who have been injured in a car accident may include past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, and past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate the injured person for the disruption to their life that the accident and injuries have caused. While you may not have been seriously injured (no fractures, no surgical conditions, no hospitalization), your injuries may still cause major disruptions to your life and may still be permanent.  Injuries that start out as “minor,” may also develop into something more serious as time passes.  Therefore, whenever you are involved in an accident where you have been injured, consulting with a personal injury attorney to understand and learn about your rights is in your best interest. 

Contact the Attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury

Our attorneys have been helping victims obtain the compensation they deserve for over 35 years. We will help evaluate your situation and make sure your rights are protected. Consultations are always free, and if there is no recovery, there is no fee. We have helped thousands of clients navigate the process of recovering from car accident-related injuries and ensured they receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Decades of experience in the area of personal injury law allow our attorneys to provide you with the knowledge and guidance necessary to make sure your rights are protected.

Contact us for a free consultation if your insurance company has denied your claim or if you have questions.