While a vast amount of information is dispensed regarding how you should handle yourself in the event of a car accident, the experience is always extremely jarring, no matter how mild—or severe. But what no one prepares you for is all the other fall-out. If you have injuries, your life could change drastically as you are forced to deal with what could be substantial pain, forcing you to adjust to issues with mobility, and financial stressors too as you may be unable to go back to work, whether temporarily or permanently. While you may have experienced a common injury like whiplash, a sprain, or cuts and contusions, car accidents are often responsible for paralysis, concussions and traumatic brain injury, soft tissue damage, broken bones and even amputations, and other issues that can be life-threatening too.
Property damage to your car is another huge detail to be handled. After an accident, most likely your car will be towed, and of course all your belongings that were inside. This is one of the details often left out of those ‘how to prepare for a car accident’ lists! If you were injured to the point of being unconscious, it may have been impossible to direct anyone to grab your belongings before your car was towed, leaving you to track it all down later. This usually means contacting the company that has your car—and if it has been impounded, you may need to contact the Sheriff’s office to find out where it is, and when the lot is open. You may have to schedule a time to remove your belongings, and documentation of ownership of the vehicle and personal ID will probably be required.
There are so many other details that must be tended to also after a car accident, and if you were hurt and injured by another driver due to negligence, you may feel extremely frustrated. Remember, you do not have to go through such a stressful experience alone, and you must have experienced legal assistance on your side to act in your best interest.
Please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible if you have been in a car accident and injured due to the negligence of others. Attorney Sgt. Pike activates and deploys his proprietary Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T.™ immediately after being hired and in cases where it is appropriate, with a team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries deployed. Call now at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.