Helping a Loved One Injured in a Car Accident
If your family member or friend has been injured in a car accident, you want to be as helpful as possible. But what can you do beyond bringing over a hot meal or running errands? You can assist your loved one in protecting his or her interests and encourage them to seek compensation they deserve. Here are some suggestions for providing meaningful and compassionate support after a car accident.What You can do for a Family Member or Friend after an Accident
The days and weeks after a car accident can be overwhelming. Watching a family member or friend try to cope with pain, financial worries, missed work, and more can be almost as difficult. You want what is best for your loved one, and because you are not dealing with the immediate aftermath of the accident personally, you can help in many ways.Talk to Your Loved One About Hiring a Lawyer
Often times, accident victims are dealing with so much, it may not occur to them to contact a lawyer. However, the advice and support of an attorney may be just what your loved one needs to resolve the issues at hand and start on a positive road to recovery. If you feel your family member or friend would benefit from legal representation, take time to talk about hiring an attorney, and discuss and/or assist them with the following matters:
- Let your loved one know there are time limits for bringing a personal injury claim.
- Help him or her organize important information, such as medical bills, future treatment and healthcare costs, lost wages, and property damage.
- Make sure your loved one does not prematurely sign any paperwork (e.g. a settlement) or make a statement to an insurance company.
- Give him or her car accident and personal injury resources—either online or hardcopies depending on preference and understanding
Ultimately, it is the accident victim’s decision whether they hire a personal injury attorney, and you do not want to add unnecessary pressure to an already difficult situation. However, simply being available and discussing options with your loved one can make all the difference in the world.Call the Legal Team at KWFDM After a Car Accident
If a family member or friend has been injured in a car accident, the legal team at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC is here to help. We provide a no-obligation consultation to review options and never pressure prospective clients to hire our law firm. Please call us today at (404) 461-0101 to discuss your road to a full medical and financial recovery.