Accidents are an outcome of carelessness. But they are uncertain and the consequences of accidents are not under control. While the driver acts irresponsibly, the victim goes through a long term pain of recovery. Chances are there that the victim might not recover at all. One such instance is the death of young college boy Blake Smith, whose deathis still a mystery. A personal injury might affect a victim in many ways such as uncontrollable medical expenses, frequent visits to doctors, missing work and thereby wages. This might result in a lifelong suffering. The question is, then why should the victim allow the person responsible for the injury to escape? Hence, the need of a personal injury lawyer is inevitable.
A personal injury attorney should be consulted because of the following reasons:
- He /she is the best possible way to reach closer to the otherwise vague insurance policies. Even when the fault of the driver is clear enough to understand, the insurance providers would not provide the claimed amount fully. Insurers are well aware of the fact that victim are not experienced enough to negotiate claims and would therefore take whatever is provided under the belief that they won’t be able to recover more than what is given.
- Appointing a personal injury attorney frees the victim of the worries of required legal actions to be taken against the responsible person. This helps in better focusing on the health related matters. An attorney would do the job of collecting necessary evidence required for claims based on their experienced investigation. This would reduce the risk of claiming the wrong amount as compensation.
What is to be done after a Car Accident?
It is not possible to determine what is to be done after a car accident until and unless one really occurs. However, the first and the most important piece of advice is to be immobile until first aid arrives. If somehow the victim’s condition allows him to move then he/she can do the following things:
- Snaps of the accident site are to be taken from every angle which can be a potential proof to demand claims from insurance company. For instance, the photo clicked by Blake Smith prior to his death informed police about his whereabouts.
- Consult a doctor immediately after an accident as there might be certain problems which will occur only after some days of the injury.
- An accident report is to be filed for formal record of the unhappy incident.