Now that you have safely arrived at your home, filed a police report and ensured that you and your passengers are feeling well, what do you do next? The hours after the collision are crucial, as they can strongly affect the result of your settlement. Read on to learn more about what you should do hours after the collision in Edmonton, Alberta.
Monitor Your Symptoms
You might feel fine a few hours or even days after the collision; however, car injuries are not always apparent. Some of the most severe car injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, whiplash and back injuries, might not be apparent right away. Symptoms sometimes even are disguised as a mere headache, so it’s crucial that you monitor your symptoms. Keeping a diary with you will help you monitor any symptoms you get throughout the day.
Visit Family Physician
It is not unlikely to have injuries after a car accident, even if they are minor. Before speaking to any lawyers or insurance companies, you must visit your family physician. As you already know, some symptoms can mean much more than they seem to be, and by visiting your family doctor, you will receive the necessary medical treatment. If you don’t have a family physician, you can go to any ER in Edmonton or find a family doctor through the Alberta College of Family Physicians.
Document your Injuries
While visiting the doctor, you will likely be required to run several tests to ensure that you and the passenger are healthy. Keep track of all the medical requests, results and expenses so you can claim them as part of your settlement. If your doctor sees that you must undergo immediate care, make sure that a close family member is documenting all the medical documents available.
Contact Car Accident Lawyer
Whether you or your loved one is suffering from serious car accident injuries, you must call a car accident lawyer to get legal advice on what to do next. Claims and settlements of car accidents differ in each province, which is why you need a team of expert lawyers with more than 250 years of combined experience in personal injury law in Alberta.
At James H. Brown and Associates, we understand how difficult it is to recover from a car accident and try to secure fair compensation simultaneously. We know from experience the psychological and physical challenges that you or your loved one is going through after a car collision, and our lawyers are ready to help you every step of the way. Over the last thirty years, we have helped victims and their families focus on their road to recovery while our lawyers fought for their legal rights. We will work with you to compile all the necessary evidence, interview witnesses and take the case to court if need be. Our main goal is to help you fully recover from the accident while bringing your case to justice.
Ready To Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?
Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation injury claim evaluation with one of our lawyers. Whether you are in the hospital, back home or caring for a loved one, our lawyers are ready to meet you anywhere you are.
If you’re looking for what to do right after a car accident, check out part 1 of this blog.