Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 19, 2014 in Car Accidents
Most people spend little to no time thinking about the possibility of being involved in a motor vehicle accident when they jump into their car to head somewhere. For the most part, there is not a reason to worry about it as much of the time people get where they need to go in their car, without incident. Sometimes however a car accident does occur and in certain situations the outcome is devastating.
Though cars are continually being made safer, some accidents still result in those involved incurring serious injuries. Whether it is broken bones, a traumatic head injury or a spinal injury, recovering after such an incident can be a difficult process. This is made even more difficult when the injuries lead to permanent disability and the injured person and his or her caretakers can be left unsure of how to move forward.
In some cases filing a personal injury claim is helpful. This would be an option when the negligence of another party is to blame for the accident occurring. The negligence could take many forms such as reckless driving, distracted driving or drunk driving. When successful, such a claim could provide financial compensation to the injured party.
As is the case with virtually all lawsuits evidence plays an important role in making a case. Accordingly, it is generally a good idea to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later to initiate the claim. This makes it possible to gather the evidence and speak with witnesses before both disappear.
For more information on filing a lawsuit following a crash, please see our Web page on car accidents.