I’ve been involved in a car accident.
How do I start my personal injury case?
This should be an easy question. And it was a much easier question to answer in the 70’s or in the 80’s. But in 2022, car accident law along with car accident cases have become very complex. Car accident law should NOT be rocket science. Unfortunately, it has become rather close needing skilled and expert personal injury lawyers to handle these sort of cases.
Let’s get the stuff out of the way which does NOT require the expertise of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
You don’t need a personal injury lawyer to dial 9-1-1 to contact the police or an ambulance about your car accident
You don’t need a personal injury lawyer to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries
You don’t need a personal injury lawyer to get the name, contact and insurance information of the other driver (but your lawyer car certainly do that if you forgot or could not do so)
You don’t need a personal injury lawyer to report the accident to your own insurance company (although your personal injury lawyer can do that as well if you’re not able to do so on account of your injuries)
You do not need a personal injury lawyer to take photographs of your injuries or of the damage to the vehicle(s) involved in the car accident
All of these things sound and ought to be simple. It’s common sense. But the thing about common sense is that it ain’t so common.