Involved in a Car Accident?
In 2014, there were over 2,500 car crashes in El Paso that resulted in possible injuries. Usually, after involvement in a car accident, calling an attorney is not a top priority. However, consulting a personal injury lawyer after an accident occurs can have many benefits. From minor to major, all car accidents are jarring. A multitude of thoughts overwhelm you when you are in a car crash. These thoughts amplified when there are other passengers riding with you. “Is everyone OK?” “Was the other party at fault?” “How is my car?” “Will my insurance pay for this?” These are all common thoughts to have. In order to ensure everyone’s safety and protection, call the police immediately. After the initial shock, make sure to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. It could end up being the best decision you make.
Things to do After a Car Accident
After you immediately contact the police, you should make sure that everyone is unhurt and O.K.. Contact 911 for emergency services immediately. Make sure the police report is complete and has the necessary information. A police report is one of the most important things that needs to happen after a car accident. It is a clear and immediate record of what caused the accident and who was at fault. During this time, make sure you also get a copy of the other driver’s insurance and registration, both for insurance and legal purposes. This becomes more important if you or the other driver, are driving without insurance or proper documentation. You also want to make sure you take advantage of any medical services provided at the scene. Adrenaline can mask a number of conditions that can grow worse if not treated as soon as possible.
One of the most common injuries after a car accident is whiplash. Your neck and spinal cord can be jerked around violently, resulting in painful consequences later on. If you do not seek medical attention, this condition could worsen if not properly diagnosed and treated immediately. Other injuries common to car accidents are airbag and seatbelt bruising, as well as concussions and lacerations. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries can result anywhere from minor bumps and bruises to death. You need to make sure that you are protected from whatever the car accident causes for you or your passengers.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you are injured during a car accident, you have a right to protect your health and your financial state. Our expert car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C. are ready to help you with whatever you need after your crash. We can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your medical treatments, lost wages, property damage and other future needs. These can include rehabilitation facilitation or further medical services. Don’t risk yourself or your future if you have been injured in a car accident. Call our offices today to get the help you need for the best outcome.