Take Care of Yourself After a Car Accident


December 26, 2015

A car accident is a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. It is essential that you take some steps to properly care for yourself following a car accident so that you aid in your recovery and do not inflict further injuries. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our auto accident attorneys understand the serious nature of a car accident and hope that by adhering to the following steps, you can set yourself on the path to a full recovery.

Steps to Take After Your Car Accident

  1. Obtain medical assistance: If you have suffered any type of injury in the car accident, no matter how minor it may seem, it is important to have yourself checked out by a licensed physician. A doctor can help to diagnose your injury, dress any wounds, and prescribe medication that will help you heal faster. Further, if you file an injury claim in the future, you will want to show that you received prompt medical attention.
  2. Consult with an attorney: Your next step should be calling a licensed car accident attorney in your area. Immediately following the accident, claims adjusters and investigators from the insurance company will likely begin collecting evidence. Do not place yourself at a disadvantage. Consult with a lawyer as soon as possible who will initiate investigations on your behalf. 
  3. Rest: It is important that you allow your body to recover from the accident. This can take significant time, depending upon the severity of your injuries. If you have a head injury, it is especially important to allow your brain to rest or you could face headaches, confusion, and a slowed recovery time.
  4. Support: Having the support of family and friends can greatly aid in the healing process. Reach out to those you love and ask for their help as you recover. This could include dropping off meals, walking the dog, or simply keeping you company. Having the support of others will also aid in your mental recovery after the accident. A car accident can leave you feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed. Stay social and do not isolate yourself in order to aid in the process of getting better.
  5. Continue with medical treatment as advised: It may be tempting once you feel better to stop attending follow up appointments, taking medication, or continuing physical therapy. However, stopping your treatment plan before you have fully recovered can lead to relapse and potentially long term negative affects. Always follow through with your doctor's recommended treatment plan and consult your doctor if you have questions or concerns about it.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Compassionate Georgia Car Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our dedicated law firm provides professional assistance to accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We have over 30 years of experience and will strive to provide you with the exceptional representation you need to mount your strongest case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible.

Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Source:
http://www.dmv.org/insurance/when-to-seek-medical-attention-for-personal-injury.php

 

Category: Auto Accidents

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