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Helping a Loved One Injured in a Car Accident

If your family member or friend has been injured in a car accident, you probably have the desire to be as helpful as possible. But what can you do beyond bringing over a hot meal or running errands? One way you can assist your loved one is by helping them protect his or her interests and encourage them to seek the compensation they deserve. Here are some suggestions for how you can provide 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 difficult.  You want what is best for your loved one.  Since you are not dealing with the immediate aftermath of the accident personally, you are in a position to be able to help in many ways.   One of the most important ways you can help your loved one is to assist them in making informed decisions to protect their interests following the accident.  Speaking to a lawyer after the accident can help sort out the myriad of problems that your loved one is sorting through.   

Talk to Your Loved One About Hiring a Lawyer

Often times, because 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 that follow a car accident 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 to them 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, and help the avoid missing any relevant deadlines.
  • Help him or her organize important information, such as medical bills for both present and future treatment and other healthcare costs, lost wages, accident reports, and records of property damage repairs.
  • Make sure your loved one does not prematurely sign any paperwork, accept a settlement offer too early, or make a statement to an insurance company.
  • Give him or her access to car accident and personal injury resources—either online or hard copies, 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.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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