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Providing for the Family After an Auto Accident

Posted on: August 1, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

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If you are the main bread winner or in any way contribute to supporting your family, an auto accident can severely limit your ability to do so. Most people in those circumstances place providing for their family above even their own health needs.

When you are involved in a car accident life carries on regardless of your injuries. Bills, such as your mortgage, insurance, groceries etc., still need paid on time. If you cannot pay your bills, you may incur default charges on top of what you already owe. It is not an ideal situation and you certainly do not need the added stress.

Immediate Costs of an Auto Accident

If your auto accident was a result of negligence on the part of the other driver, you can of course claim against their insurance. However, insurance claims can take time. That means you may have to pay out of pocket for your costs in the immediate aftermath of your auto accident.

First and foremost, contact your insurance company and find out how and when you are covered under your policy. The important thing is to make sure that you receive the care that you need, and that you are covered for it in the long term.

It is very easy to lose track of your pain and suffering, as well as any medical costs incurred for treatment as you try to recover from an auto accident. It is absolutely necessary to keep detailed records of all your injuries, medical costs, and any other financial losses that resulted from your accident. You will need these records further down the line.

Seek Appropriate Treatments

It is not enough to seek treatment for only the physical injuries you received from your accident. You should also look after your mental wellbeing. Auto accidents can seriously impact your emotional health, which in turn impacts family relationships. You cannot support your family if you are not mentally fit to look after yourself.

Additionally, if your emotional wellbeing is impacting your ability to financially provide for your family, you can pursue a claim for compensation due to non-economic losses. Such a claim will be difficult to pursue if you have not sought treatment for the emotional trauma you suffered after your auto accident.

Support your Case

In general, it is important to support your claim, starting from the very first day. As time passes details can become hazy, making it difficult for you to fully support any claim for compensation. It may seem like overkill at the time, but keeping detailed records of your day to day challenges, and every cost you incur as a result of your auto accident, will be worth it in the end.

When choosing an injury lawyer, seek representation from someone who has experience and expertise in winning auto accident claims. An inexperienced lawyer will cost you when it comes to pursuing fair compensation for damages.

Edwards & Patterson can represent you and help you deal with the stresses of continuing to provide for your family after an auto accident. Reach out to our team so we can provide you with more information on the options available to you.

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