I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. – Gilda Radner
In the United States every year, over 1.5 million people suffer injuries in approximately 5.5 million car accidents. In 2014, 225 people died in Nebraska car crashes, and thousands more suffered injuries on state roads. Although Nebraska is one of the safest states in terms of car accident deaths and injuries, 2014’s death toll was the highest number on record in nearly a decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Nobody plans for a car crash. When you climb in your vehicle, your thoughts are on your destination and the plans you’ve made for when you arrive. You’re not thinking about the physical pain and emotional shock that hits at the moment of impact. You’re not planning ahead to long hours spent in doctors’ offices, towering medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, discussions with your mechanic, or arguments with the insurance company. You’re certainly not trying to figure out where you can find an experienced attorney to help you on short notice.
When you get in the car, it’s because you have a busy day ahead of you. You have places to go and people who are relying on you to be there. When a devastating car accident occurs, dealing with the fallout can simply be overwhelming, especially if you or a loved one faces serious injuries. Since nobody plans for a crash, no one is ready.
The purpose of this blog post series (also available as an ebook for download) is to help you (or a loved one) process your accident in a healthy, efficient manner. In this content, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to facing the most common challenges that follow a car accident. We’ll talk about injury recovery, dealing with insurance companies, handling your legal rights and options, preparing for common emotional reactions, and more.
While these posts are not a substitute for legal counsel, they do offer practical tips, coping strategies, links to outside resources, and information to help you handle virtually every one of your needs following an accident.
SECTION ONE lists the actions you should take within the first week of your accident. We’ll look at the “dos” and “don’ts” of managing your accident in the days that follow it. The steps you take immediately following your accident can have a profound effect on your future, including your legal options and the settlement you may be offered. In this section, we offer practical, concrete advice for handling these issues as they arise.
SECTION TWO discusses the long-term issues related to the crash. The first week is crucial, but it isn’t the end of your journey. In this section, we talk about how to handle insurance companies, prepare your accident claim, and recover from common car accident injuries. How you manage your rehabilitation has a significant effect on how quickly and fully you heal, so we will discuss recovery at length here.
SECTION THREE helps you pick up the pieces after the accident. A car accident can bring a host of other delicately-balanced stressors crashing down in your life. We will talk about how to handle stress related to finances, work, relationships, physical and emotional trauma, medical needs, and more. You’ll find concrete strategies, easy tips, and links to resources that can provide additional help. Repairing your life after a crash doesn’t end when the injuries have healed and your vehicle is back on the road – it ends when you are happy, healthy, and have a hopeful outlook on life once more.
A car accident can ruin your day, but it doesn’t have to change your life. Use the resources in this blog post series (or download the ebook version to get everything at once) to pick yourself up, regain control, and move forward.
For immediate insight into your Nebraska car accident, call Inkelaar Law to get the justice you deserve at (877) 537-4665, or visit www.JusticeYouDeserve.com.