The days that follow a car accident will be stressful and confusing ones for the victims, whether they may or may not be at fault. They will have a lot of questions about their health, their vehicle, their legal situation, and what it all means for them and their family. This fear and uncertainty is perfectly understandable, and today we want to discuss a few common questions that people might have after a car accident in an attempt to quell some of those fears.
Should I receive medical attention after the wreck or go see a doctor? After a crash, you should always receive medical attention or go see your doctor. Not only does this help you heal in a more timely manner, but it will also mean that your injuries are documented and on the record. Additionally, whether another driver is at fault or not, your insurance may cover the costs associated with the medical treatment.
Should I take legal action if I think the accident was at least partially my fault? Before we answer that, remember that you may not be in the best physical, mental, or emotional state after an accident, so it would be difficult for you to fully determine if you were at fault or not. Leave those questions to the police and your attorney. Now, even if you are partially liable, there are legal remedies to such a situation.
Do I have to go to court if I file a personal injury lawsuit? Not necessarily. The insurance companies may settle out of court on your behalf (or on behalf of another person involved in the wreck). You may even settle out of court, if that is your wish. And it should be noted - most cases end this way.