What to Do When Injured in a Car Accident

If you’re wondering what to do after you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re not alone. And we have the answers you need.

After the smoke has cleared, you may find yourself in the hospital or out of work because of your injuries. If your car accident was someone else’s fault, consider filing a personal injury claim to get the compensation you deserve.

Read on for more information on what to do when injured in a car accident. As always, a car accident lawyer at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP would be more than glad to answer any other questions about your case.


The Importance of Documenting All Injuries and Losses

If you plan to file a claim for compensation after your car accident, be sure to document your injuries and damages as thoroughly as you can.

Examples of injuries you may suffer following a car accident include the following:

  • Brain injuries
  • Face and eye damage
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Lesions
  • Spine damage
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Amputations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage

Taking photos of your injuries is helpful, but the most important thing to do is visit your doctor. A medical professional will provide official documentation of your injuries, which a lawyer can later use to prove why you deserve compensation.

You will also want to document the losses tied to the car accident that injured you.

Examples of losses could include medical expenses, lost wages or earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, vehicle repair or replacement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and diminished quality of life.


Contact a Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, there’s never going to be a better time than now to get the compensation you deserve—especially considering California’s deadline for filing personal injury claims, which is two years from the date of your injury.

To improve your chance of winning your personal injury case, contact a car accident lawyer at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP today. Call us at 408-279-4222 to get started. If you would prefer to reach us online, head to the bottom of the page and complete the online contact form.