Before you take the first step in seeking an attorney, you set yourself up for the best outcome by being prepared and ensuring you have the preliminary information that they will want to see for your case, regardless of who you ultimately select.
It’s August, and before you know it, children will be trading in their beach toys and bicycles for backpacks and school books…and parents everywhere will be worrying over their safe transportation to and from the classroom.
The worst has happened―you’ve been the victim of an accident, and you’re hurt. You may have had your vehicle totaled and have sustained physical and traumatic emotional injuries. You’re in no shape to handle all the difficulties ahead as you struggle to recover physically and mentally and cope with either working or being off work due to your accident.
When you least expect it, accidents happen. Suddenly your ordinary day has been turned upside down—a slip and fall, a fender bender—injuries can and do happen every day in a number of ways to any of us. Though these incidents can range from relatively minor to catastrophic, they all share a common charge for the injured party: get a medical evaluation as soon as possible to determine what exactly has been injured and how to treat the issue for the best outcome. Why is this important? Let’s examine some of the most important reasons why.
Bam. Crash. Whoosh. These noises are typically followed by an unfortunate event, some kind of accident that instantly changes your normal day into one that begins a period of trauma. Think car accidents, slip and fall events, dog bites, medical malpractice cases… any of these unfortunate events can lead someone to explore getting proper restitution for something that happened to them beyond their control that resulted in damages both physical and mental. Here are the top ten most common types of events that result in a personal injury claim.
Being involved in a car accident is one of those unfortunate events that we hope never to experience, but we most likely will personally, or at least someone close to us will. While the physical injuries are difficult enough, there can often be an unseen, but entirely real, second trauma caused by such accidents. This second trauma is referred to as mental distress, and can lead to health, economic, and emotional repercussions with lasting and devastating effects far after the physical injuries have healed.