Being injured in a car accident can disrupt your entire life. It is not as if you plan on being in an accident, it just happens. Even if you are not injured, you must deal with the property damage to your vehicle. It takes time to rent a vehicle, get repair estimates, choose a body shop, and wait for your vehicle to be repaired. You are going to miss at least a few days of work. If you are injured, you could miss several days or weeks of work. In the event you need surgery, you could be out of work for several months. A personal injury accident can turn your life upside down.
Being out of work for several days or weeks can be challenging financially. If you are unable to return to work for months, the results can be devastating. If you are injured in a personal injury accident and you are unable to return to work, there are several things you need to do so that you can prepare to file an injury claim.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
Even though you feel an urgency to return to work, you need to follow your doctor’s instructions. If you fail to follow your doctor’s treatment plan, the insurance company for the other party can argue that you caused your injury to be more severe than it would have been otherwise. You could also prolong your recovery time, resulting in additional lost time from work. Instead, make sure that you keep every appointment with your physician, discuss your treatment plan, and protect your health and claim by staying out of work until your doctor releases you to return to work.
Control the Things You Can
When you are out of work because of an injury, it can be overwhelming. Becoming depressed is easy when you are unable to return to work and the bills are piling up. Try to focus on the things that you can control. Take a close look at your personal budget to find ways to reduce expenses and save money. Look at all potential sources of income and plan how you will make ends meet if you are unable to return to work for several months.
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney
The financial hardship caused by an accident can be difficult. The physical and emotional sufferings can be overwhelming, but the financial burden can cause serious problems for you and your family. Consulting an attorney to discuss your options for filing an injury claim is one of the steps you can take to recover the money you have lost because of the accident.
Because we understand that money may be very tight, we do not want you to worry about paying for legal advice. Your consultation is free and you are under no obligation to retain our firm after your first visit. In addition, we accept most cases on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, do not need to worry about paying legal fees until we settle your claim.
Call for Your Free Consultation with a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
Do not wait any longer to learn about your legal options for filing an injury claim. For a free case review and evaluation with a personal injury attorney, contact The Tiemann Law Firm. You can reach our office by calling (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.