When you have been involved in an accident, a lot more is at stake than just your personal health and well-being. You might face insurance companies, lost wages, future pain and suffering, medical bills, expenses, and a host of others. This can be a very confusing time, so let the team of experienced lawyers at the Jarrett Firm in Lafayette help guide you on what you need to do to get the help you need in your personal injury case and the compensation you deserve.
Being the victim in a car accident can change your life in many ways. Repercussions from your accident can be physical, such as serious injury, but it can put a strain on your financial situation as well. Costs like medical procedures, doctor visits, and medication can add up quickly, and those are just the obvious costs. If you sustain injuries that prevent you from working, you may be looking at a loss of income.
Then there's also the question of which healthcare provider to see or what kind of medical attention you need, as well as the task of setting up appointments and gathering medical reports and bills. Someone will also need to be in constant communicate with the insurance company of the person at fault to make sure that your expenses are all covered.
An attorney can discuss with you the specifics of your case and explain the legal process of filing your claim and receiving compensation. At the Jarrett Firm, we will assist you with finding a medical provider that can give you the right kind of medical care and work with their office to gather medical reports and billing to present to the insurance company. Throughout your recovery, Jonathan will be communicating with the insurance company to make sure that any expenses associated with your accident, injuries, or loss of work are covered.
These situations are stressful enough, and that's why attorney Jonathan Jarrett will work with your doctors and communicate with the insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering from your accident. Contact our office right away to meet and discuss the details of your case.
First, seek medical attention even if you feel fine. After you have been in an accident, you may be in shock, but after a while you may start to feel mild discomfort or even intense pain. A medical professional can diagnose any injuries that you may not detect right away. They will also be able to document any sign of injury, which may be used later as evidence in any legal proceedings or filing insurance claims.
Second, gather as much evidence as you can from the accident, which may include taking photos of the damaged vehicles, the entire site where the accident took place and any injuries. You should also follow the instructions of law enforcement.
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