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Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyers
- October 1, 2016
If you have been injured or incurred damages due to a vehicle accident caused by another person, contact El Dabe Law Firm. Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, you may be eligible for various kinds of compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.
Anyone who is involved in a serious auto collision or accident should consider getting a medical evaluation at the closest emergency room or urgent care center. Sometimes car accident victims don’t even realize at first they have been injured in the accident. A medical evaluation can help to determine if injuries have occurred, as well as the next steps for a full exam, testing, and diagnosis. Our legal experts can help to ensure you receive a thorough medical evaluation.
Treatment and convalescence.
If your auto accident caused injuries that require treatment and possible convalescence over a period of time, you may want to keep a diary or journal of significant events to track your recovery progress. A detailed summary or timeline lets you record major activities related to your treatment, which may include surgery, physical or occupational therapy, and other types of short-term or long-term treatment. Follow-up testing, x-rays, and other kinds of exams ordered by your doctor helps to define the scope of injuries sustained from the car accident.
Whether you miss work due to doctor appointments and treatments or because you are unable to physically or mentally do the work you performed previously, accident-related absenteeism should be carefully tracked for a complete record of non-working days and resulting lost wages due to the car accident injuries. If you are a freelance contractor, you may have to estimate lost wages, and we can help you do that. Lost or reduced income from second and third jobs may apply, as well.
Temporary or permanent disability.
Sometimes an accident-related injury is not readily apparent. It may be days, weeks, or months before the full extent of bodily damage becomes evident. If a disability is diagnosed, it will be important for doctors to indicate whether it is temporary or permanent, and the effect, if any, on your ability to continue working at the job you held before the accident and prospective future income. We can advise you on the type of medical documentation that will be needed to support your legal claim for compensation.
In some cases, auto accident injuries may result in other losses, as well. For example, if you are no longer able to participate in competitive races or work in your garden as a hobby, those may be lifestyle losses can could potentially deserve compensation. If your recovery keeps you from family members for a period of time, or if your healing leads to severe mood changes or strains your family relationships, those are issues that should likewise be discussed from a legal perspective. A missed job promotion due to accident-related absenteeism may be another type of loss that could merit compensation. Each person’s case is unique and should be discussed individually with someone from our legal team.
Anyone involved in a serious car accident should consult an experienced legal adviser like those in our El Dabe Law Firm. With substantial experience and millions of dollars won on our clients’ behalf, we are ready to review your case confidentially and professionally. You won’t owe us anything unless we win for you. Your injuries may be costing you a significant amount of money. Find out if you are eligible for legal compensation. Contact us for more information about how we can put our skills and success to work on your behalf.