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What To Do About Car Accident Injuries

Injuries sustained in a car accident, even minor injuries, can be painful and are often expensive to treat. In addition to physical injuries, accident victims can suffer emotional trauma and financial drain. Medical expenses are often not the only financial burdens of a car accident injury—you may have to take time off work to recover, undergo hospitalization or rehabilitation, or in major accidents the victim might suffer permanent injury or disability.

Here’s what to do very soon after suffering an injury in a car accident:

  • Write down all of your symptoms, as well as what you’re feeling every day
  • If you have medical expenses, charge them to your medical insurance, provided you have coverage
  • Let your employer know if you’re too injured to work, and ask for documentation about the time off
  • Initiate a claim with the insurance company of the other driver
  • Retrieve your car as quickly as possible to avoid paying storage fees to a tow yard

And here’s what NOT to do:

  • Don’t talk to or give statements to any insurance adjusters, or anyone involved in the accident other than the police, before you speak with an attorney
  • Don’t sign any releases of information or liens before you talk to a lawyer
  • Don’t discuss any information about the accident on social media, as this could be used against you in your claim

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