The First Thing You Should Do After an Accident

by Staff Blogger | June 21st, 2016

There are a number of things every car accident victim should do immediately following a car wreck, but one trumps all others: seeking medical attention, even if you don’t think you’re injured. The adrenaline your body produces at the time of the accident can mask your pain, leading you to believe you’re okay. However, you still may have sustained serious injuries that could manifest themselves a few days down the road. Seeking medical treatment immediately can minimize the impact of these injuries and get you on the road to recovery more quickly.

It may seem obvious, but the extent of your injuries is the key to your personal injury claim. At Ponce Law, we take the necessary time with every client to fully evaluate your injuries before seeking compensation from the insurance company, and here’s why. You only get one shot at an injury claim. Once we successfully negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, that’s it. If you have further medical expenses down the road that we didn’t account for in our demand, you’ll be on your own to pay them. That’s why we not only take into account your current medical expenses, but also future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. And the key to that evaluation is you seeking medical attention as soon after your accident as possible.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, seek medical attention right away. Then give us a call. Our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys are ready to take on your case and fight for maximum compensation.