After being in a car accident one of the things you will need is to get an accident report. Every state is different and what is required to file a claim varies by the insurance provider. The law enforcement at the location of the wreck should give you a way to contact them. However, if that is not the case, we have compiled a list of websites where you can request a report online. You will always want your own legal representation to check on the situation and make sure you are getting the help you deserve!

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anyone require medical attention from the auto accident?\u003c/b\u003e Is the vehicle out of the flow of traffic? Do you have an injury? Is the vehicle drivable? The most important thing to do right after an accident is to make sure that you do not cause any farther damage to your vehicle and keep injuries from occurring or getting worse.\u003ca href=\"http://example.com\"\u003eGet more car accident resources here \u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis may mean that you require to call your local emergency service, police, or a tow company if possible.\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eAssist those involved if you are able to until the professionals arrive to help. If there is spilled fuel move away from the scene of the accident in case of fire. Your safety is the most important thing to keep in mind after being involved in a crash.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003ci\u003eAre you calm?\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eYou have just been through a traumatic event and accidents are scary. As difficult as it is, focus on keeping calm. Adrenaline will be pumping and this can make a major injury seem less severe. It is important at this time to pay attention to your body.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eShould any part of your body feel off,\u003c/b\u003e let the medical staff/first responders know this so they can further exam you and provide the necessary medical treatment for your injury.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eIf you find that you are not injured, you maybe be able to help others who are. If you are calm that will help law enforcement better be able to understand when you call to request help, give directions to your location for the tow company, and better be able to document it.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003ci\u003eDo you know how to call someone?\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGetting contact information from all involved is critical! You will need the contact information for all drivers, passengers, and witnesses to the crash. This could lead to a search for individuals later if you don’t get the contact information, especially if you need to turn this information over to your lawyers. It can also be helpful to have the make, model, and license plate number of all the cars involved in the car accident.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eIf the police are called they will give you a way to reach out to them in the future about your car accident case. Usually, they will provide you with a card that has your case number and whom to contact.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eIf you are able to make a note of the other driver’s tow company, the names of the officers assisting you, and any other information that may seem important.\u003ca href=\"http://example.com\"\u003eGet more car accident resources here \u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes your phone have a camera to help gather information?\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eThen use it! Take photos of everything! Insurance claims will be easier if you have photos of the damage. If you need to go to court your lawyers will be glad to have the photos. Document the damage as thoroughly as possible! \u003cb\u003eEven minor damage should be documented.\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eCar damage is not the only thing to document! Photos of the scene of the crash, the other cars involved, even the weather conditions can all be things that are handy to have later when making a case.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eAssuming you are not injured and are able to, make notes of the layout of the scene of the accident or accidents. You will never know what exactly will be needed or how things will play out in the future. If you are writing or drawing things, take photos of them with your personal phone so they have a verifiable time and date on them. The more documentation you have of the car accident or accidents the better! The more evidence you can provide on the legal end for your lawyers the better! It will also help with insurance after getting into accidents!\u003ca href=\"http://example.com\"\u003eGet more car accident resources here \u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ci\u003eDid you call the police?\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eMost insurance companies are going to want a police report of the car accident when you file a claim. Even if there are no injuries it is still necessary to call the police and get a report done for insurance. Do not let the other driver talk you out of calling, especially if they are at fault. If you are able now is also a good time to call a lawyer.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eThis could be seen as a reason to not follow through, or in some cases even as breaking the law. Calling law enforcement and getting that report is one of the ways your insurance will ensure that you are not trying to commit insurance fraud and get you on the road after your auto accident or accidents. It can also help speed up the time it takes to process the claim.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eHave you filed a claim after your car accident?\u003c/h2\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e \u003ci\u003eThe next step is to file your insurance claim with the provider.\u003c/i\u003e \u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eMost companies have apps or online ways to file claims after an auto accident or accidents. If you require assistance you may always reach out to your insurance company directly or speak to a lawyer. Supply the company with all of your documentation, police report, and the contact details and they will be able to help you process your claim.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eIt is important to have an insurance agent you can trust to help you through this process of getting back on the road and on with life.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e Being in a car accident is scary! Finding the right information in a helpful checklist after being in a crash can make getting back on the road easier.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eNo matter, if you are looking for legal advice on how to get a settlement, insurance claims, the best way to find personal injury attorney, or what personal details you require from the science of a crash we have the resources for you! 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Help4thepeople, dedicated to helping you find medical and legal resources following your car accident.","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-23T10:33:01.940Z","updated_at":"2020-09-30T20:31:21.781Z","Content":"\u003cp\u003eYou suddenly find yourself hurting more than you have previously. First, you try medications, then injections, doctors, therapy, training, and so much more just to get some relief. Back pain, knee pain, chronic pain, nerve pain, or even children experiencing pain! Chronic headaches causing pain may be a wearing sign that you need treatment. Whatever you or someone you love is suffering from, you have options for better health, pain management!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n \u003cp\u003eMindfulness, medications, therapy, physical training, injections, and other treatment options prescribed by American doctors can bring patients relief. A car accident, injury, or perhaps just age have taken a toll on your body. You do not have to suffer constantly! Pain management can help you live a more pain-free life.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cb\u003ePain can be reduced or even eliminated! Effective relief is in your reach if you put your health first!\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e One of the best things to do when trying to get pain relief is to talk to your doctor about physical therapy, medications, injections, training, and other options to get the best help and better your health. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eWhat is effective pain management?\u003c/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Pain management is an area of medicine that helps patients with ongoing pain treatment. Under pain management, medical professionals, and people in health care, work to find the cause of the pain, eliminate the source of pain, or decrease the number of days spent in pain. The overall goal when entering pain management is to improve the quality of life that the patient has. The hope would be to completely eradicate pain, however, that may not always be possible depending on the situation of the patient and medical history of the patient. Many things are used in the treatment of pain. Medications, injections, therapy, mindfulness, and physical training are just a few things that doctors and specialists can use to treat chronic pain. A specialist will work with the patent to put together a treatment plan, a team with the help physician, and oversee the process of dealing with pain.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003eRelief specialist\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA pain management specialist is a healthcare physician or doctor whose area of expertise is the reduction of pain experienced by their patients or working to provide pain relief. They have training in the treatment of pain. Also, they have a team of specialist established to provide support in the treatment of pain.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eThis specialty can encompass many different aspects of the medical field. Pain can be managed in a variety of different ways. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, therapists, and mental health professionals can all make up the team working to help a patient manage pain better. The important thing to remember as a patient is that these individuals are all working towards the same goal, minimizing or eliminating the pain felt daily by the patient and making their quality of life better and their health better.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003eWhat are the 4 main types of pain that require pain management?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are four different types of pain. Depending on the type of pain a patient is experiencing will directly affect what treatment options are available to them and also what treatment will be the most successful. While not every treatment will be effective for every type of pain there, are many options that overlap.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003eA pain management specialist can help you choose the right treatment for your pain and recommend other specialists for your pain management team as needed. The most important thing is to find a specialist that you are comfortable with, will work towards pain relief for you, and wants better health for you.\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cb\u003eTypes\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eNociceptive\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the most common type of pain that people experience. Nociceptive is caused by physical damage such as an accident or injury. It can also be caused by potential damage such as arthritis. Basically, when the body detects that there is a possibility of damage having occurred or going to occur the nociceptors send an alert to warn the body causing pain.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Options for Pain Management and Pain Relief\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe first line of treatment for this type of pain is usually an over the counter pain relief medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Should the pain not respond to these medications a pain specialist might need to be consulted. The first step would be to contact a doctor who can help with a treatment plan and start the process of pain relief.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eInflammatory\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInflammatory pain is a coordinated effort on the part of the body to heal damaged tissue that can cause chronic pain. Muscles, nerves, blood cells, and the immune system work together to encourage healing in areas that the body suspects of being damaged and causing pain. There are five signs associated with inflammatory pain.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eRedness\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eIncreased heat\u003c/b/\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eSwelling\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003ePain\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eLoss of Function\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ol\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Options\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe first option for inflammatory pain is the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen. These are typically purchased over the counter without a prescription and used to provide pain relief. A mixture of physical therapy, medications, and other treatment can be used if success is not found with over the counter treatment.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eNeuropathic pain management\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e As defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain neuropathic pain is 'pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system'. This pain can be a result of many things such as diabetes or damage to a nerve. Neuropathic pain is described as a stabbing, burning, or shooting pain or as experiencing the sensation of “pins and needles” by those who experience it. This can be a life-long struggle depending on your individual diagnosis.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eOptions\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e One of the first lines of treatment for neuropathic pain is the use of antidepressants and anticonvulsant medications. Over the counter medications can be used as well as strong painkillers. A medical professional will recommend the best treatment depending on your individual needs. Other therapies such as laser treatment, physical therapy, or changes in diet can be helpful in the treatment of neuropathic pain. A combination of treatment can be involved to customize your treatment to fit your exact needs.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOptions\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you have pain and there seems to be no reason for it that is often referred to as functional pain. There is no physical abnormality, such as a broken bone, that is causing the pain. An example of functional pain would be pain that is associated with something like fibromyalgia. While no pain is enjoyable, functional pain can be one of the most uncomfortable kinds of pain to experience.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eOptions\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs with any treatment pharmaceuticals are usually the first go-to treatment form. This type of pain is often treated psychologically with antidepressants, serotonin noradrenergic, and reuptake inhibitors. Other treatment options include cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy to help the brain navigate the pain. A good team is a key to finding a livable solution and decreasing the overall pain.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eWhat to expect from your specialist\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnytime you are meeting with a new doctor for the first time it can be a little scary and it is perfectly normal to be nervous. It is important to remember that they are there to help you and if you feel like that is not the case this may not be the right fit for you. Be open and honest with your specialist. Speak frankly about your levels of pain, if you do not tell them how you are feeling and what your symptoms are then they will not be able to help you. While they are the expert on the treatment of pain, you are the expert on your body!\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e There are many different types of appointments and what your first visit is like will depend on the health care provider you are meeting with. Some first visits will be more like meet and greets, while other first appointments will dive into your medical history, and others will start working on your treatment plan. If you want more information on what to expect on that first appointment you can speak to the office staff ahead of time and they will be able to give you more information.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003eTreatment plans and pain relief options\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe treatment plan needed to successfully treat pain is unique as the patients who need them. A simple treatment plan may be to try aspirin for an amount of time to see how it works with your pain. A more complex treatment plan may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications, changes in diet, mindfulness, as well as many other components. Your pain management team will come up with a treatment plan that is going to be the best plan for you!\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on pain management treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWho pays for treatment Doctor Costs\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBetter health can come with a big price tag. There are a few different ways pain management treatment can be paid for. The availability of each depends on the individual seeking treatment and the specific needs of their pain and circumstances. To get the best understanding of the cost to speak to your doctor or insurance provider. They will be able to help you determine the expense you are looking at.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch2\u003eInsurance options\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e The most common way most people pay for any medical expenses is with health insurance. Health insurance is acquired through employers or purchased by one’s self. However, what insurance covers varies both by the provider offering the coverage and the type of plan that you have. For questions regarding health insurance, it is best to speak to the insurance company directly. They will be able to look at your specific policy and let you know what your options are. If you have insurance this is one of the best options to consider when you are looking at the cost of pain management.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eNavigating pain with the help of pain relief specialist\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou may find yourself in a situation where insurance will cover certain treatment options, but not others. In these cases, speak with your doctor and insurance provider to select the best option available to you for pain treatment. If you feel the options that are not available to you are not the best you may wish to consider paying for treatment options out of pocket. The most important thing is getting a plan that you are comfortable with and decreasing your pain. \u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eOut of Pocket Pain Relief\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you find yourself in need of pain treatment but without insurance then you will have to pay any cost out of pocket. This can get expensive, but sometimes it is your only option. For whatever reason you find yourself paying out of pocket there may be financing options available to you. Ask the doctor, hospital, rehab facility, or treatment provider if they offer financing or payment plans available. They may be able to let you know of programs to help with medical costs.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003ePotenientl expense\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUninsured medical costs can add up very quickly and become a major pain themselves! From five dollars for a bottle of aspirin to thousands of dollars in uninsured treatment, therapy, and doctor care can lead to huge medical costs. The bill can easily become astronomical! Medical bills can be a major life-changing expense that can impact every aspect of your life. Even with health insurance, the cost can still be significant. Before beginning treatment discuss the potential cost to avoid ending up with a surprise bill. Cost is always a factor to consider when planning any aspect of your life! \u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eSettlement/Recovery\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Do I need a lawyer?\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf the reason you are seeking pain management is not your fault or an existing medical condition you could pursue a lawsuit to cover your medical costs. An example of this would be if you are hurt in a car accident or as the result of another person being careless. While a lawsuit is not right for everyone it could be an option to consider. If you think you might wish to pursue a lawsuit it is best to consult a licensed, reputable attorney to discuss if you have a case. They may be able to help you get financial compensation for medical expenses.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eHow to get a settlement or recovery\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you find yourself with bills adding up that are the results of another person’s actions you may wish to also consider a lawsuit. Depending on how the case progresses a settlement or a recovery could be awarded to cover the cost of your medical expenses, pain, suffering, and lost wages.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eA settlement is a sum that is agreed upon by both parties before the lawsuit moves into court. A recovery is awarded by a judge after a lawsuit is in court. Either of these can be used to help with the medical expenses of pain management. A lawyer can help you decide the best approach to take with your individual case and get you the pain relief you deserve.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eWhile no one ever wants to experience pain there are options available for the treatment of it. Your treatment plan may look different from what you expect but exploring treatment can lead you to your chronic pain solution. Finding a great team of healthcare professionals, physicians, and a pain specialist to surround yourself with can significantly improve your life and your pain can be managed!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=”placeholder.com”\u003e\u003ci\u003eClick here\u003c/i\u003e for more information on treatment and pain relief\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n","url":"/pain-management","metaTitle":"Pain management:\u003cb\u003eFinding a specialist for treatment\u003c/b\u003e","onSiteTitle":"Pain management:\u003cb\u003eFinding a specialist for treatment\u003c/b\u003e","MetaTitle":"Pain management:\u003cb\u003e Finding a specialist for treatment\u003c/b\u003e","Url":"/car-accident-resources/pain-management","NavTitle":"After Accident Pain management","OnSiteTitle":null},"created_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"updated_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:49:58.953Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:54:57.596Z","type":"page","url":null,"position":null},{"id":3,"Title":"Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer","page":{"id":20,"Title":null,"Description":"Why you should consider hiring an attorney post car accident. What you need to know about insurance companies and the long term costs. ","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:36:01.949Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:44:09.457Z","Content":"\n\u003ch4\u003eEverything You Need to Know about working with a personal injury lawyer.\u003c/h4\u003e\n\t\n\u003cp\u003ePersonal injury attorney, car accident lawyer, auto wreck attorney, no matter how you refer to them a lawyer can be your guardian angel when dealing with an unexpected disaster.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003ch2\u003eEven if you are not at fault an attorney can be someone who acts as a grantee of safety so that you do not get left in a financial crisis.\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf you find yourself in an accident, dealing with the aftermath can be almost as traumatizing as being in an accident. Insurance, injuries, recovery, car repairs, physical therapy, and unexpected expenses are all part of the process of getting your life back after an accident. \u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Insurance companies can give you the runaround, unjustly deny your claim, or stall the process. It is easier to navigate these tricky situations with the help of someone who understands the law.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLawyers spend years studying and understanding the law. They spend most of their time piloting clients through the legal system. A good car accident lawyer will help you know your rights and what to do following an auto accident.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eBeing hurt is a life-altering trauma!\u003c/h3\u003e \u003cp\u003eThat is something that no amount of restitution can set right, however, a lawyer can get you what you need to make life more liveable after an accident. Knowing what is required of you and more importantly, what is owed to you is something only an experienced attorney can assist with. Many people get taken advantage of in a crisis and a car accident lawyer can protect you from being a victim in an already difficult time.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cp\u003eVehicle accidents are not all that a car accident lawyer can assist with! Anytime someone suffers needlessly a lawyer can help make things right. If a product fails, policies are not followed, or a foreseeable injury is caused an attorney can make sure that the responsible party is held accountable.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch3\u003eDoctor bills, pain, suffering, and property damage are just a few things that a car accident lawyer will help with.\u003c/h3\u003e \u003cp\u003eAn attorney is a guiding light and a protective force for their clients while they are at their most vulnerable. A car accident lawyer can offer trusted recommendations on mechanics, medical personnel, therapists, tow companies, and other crucial services as well as ensuring a way to pay for these services.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n \n\u003ch2\u003eWhat is a Personal Injury Lawyer?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA car accident lawyer is an attorney, sometimes referred to as a car accident lawyer, who specializes in getting financial compensation for someone who has been hurt physically or psychologically by neglect on the part of another individual or business.\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThis could be a result of a faulty product, car accident, not taking proper precautions, and a number of other causes resulting in personal injury. Most often, this area of law being practiced by a car accident lawyer is referred to as tort law and it is considered civil litigation.\u003c/h3\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eBasically, a car accident lawyer helps you get money to cover expenses when you have been hurt in some way.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch3\u003eIf you've been in a car accident and gotten hurt who pays for your doctor bills?\u003c/h3\u003e \u003cp\u003eWhat do you do for money when you can no longer work because of those injuries? What about all the damage done to your car? Or all the pain you are in?\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eA lawyer will help you find the answer to these questions and ensure that you and your family are cared for during this difficult time.\u003c/h4\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eThis allows you to focus on recovering without worrying about the financial burden that is caused by a car wreck. A car accident lawyer that specializes in personal injury can be a great safety net for anyone to have!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eWho needs A Car Accident Lawyer?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAnyone can use a car accident lawyer for personal injury, car wrecks, or advice!\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you have been hurt physically or psychologically by another person you should consult with a personal injury attorney or a car accident lawyer. \nWhoever inflicts injury, damage, pain, or suffering should be held accountable for their actions. A car accident lawyer will make sure of that!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA car accident lawyer can assist those who have been in car accidents, injured at work, or suffered at the hands of someone being neglectful. If a product fails and someone is hurt because of it, an attorney will get the victim the compensation they are entitled to.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003eGovernment agencies, businesses, hospitals, restaurants, and even schools are responsible for any injuries that result from neglect on their part or on the part of an employee. A lawyer is needed to be taken seriously.\u003c/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003eIf you are experiencing emotional distress because of trauma caused by another person the cost of therapy, psychiatric care, or other necessities could be owed to you.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eRestitution for any physical or emotional pain may be due to you.\u003c/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003eIf you are unsure if you have a need for an attorney, set up a consultation with a trusted attorney. Discuss your circumstances with them and they can guide you on how to proceed.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eWhat to expect when I use a Personal Injury Lawyer?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eJust like when visiting a doctor a relationship with a car accident lawyer is a very special and trusted relationship.\u003c/h3\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eYour attorney should make you feel safe and heard! They should be willing to answer any questions you have and explain their process as necessary.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch5\u003eA car accident lawyer does not expect you to be an expert on the law, that's their job.\u003c/h5\u003e \u003cp\u003eA great car accident lawyer will understand that this is not your area of expertise and should willingly answer any questions you have about the legal process, your case, and what to expect. You should expect a level of common courtesy, professionalism, and compassion for your situation.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch5\u003eAs required by law, an attorney must keep to code of ethics in their personal behavior and legal practices.\u003c/h5\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003eYour auto accident attorney should not recommend breaking the law in any way and represent your interest to the best of their abilities so you and your car get back on the road!\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA car accident lawyer should be upfront with their billing system so you have an accurate representation of how much their services cost.\u003c/p\u003e\u003ch5\u003e If you need clarification to ask them to explain and if something seems suspicious, it may be time to look for another attorney.\u003c/h5\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eA great car accident lawyer is there to help you, not take advantage of you.\u003c/h3\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003eHow to deal with insurance companies after an accident.\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDealing with your or another driver's insurance companies after a car wreck can be extremely difficult! Claims, policies, liability, settlements, and more are not something most people are used to dealing with on a regular basis. Your car accident lawyer is here to help!\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eHow do you know if what the insuree is telling you is accurate information if you do not check with your car accident lawyer?\u003c/h3\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eWhether it's your insurance provider, or another driver's, you want to ensure you are being treated fairly and responsibly. If a claim is denied without cause, they are giving you the run-around, or stalling in hopes of not resolving the claim a car accident lawyer can be a great asset to have.\u003c/p\u003e \u003ch5\u003eWhen dealing with an insurance company after an accident do not ever sign anything or verbally accept any offers without consulting with a credible attorney first.\u003c/h5\u003e \u003cp\u003eAn insurance company may offer you less than the cost of the repair or other enticing offers in cash in order to cheaply resolve the claim. A good mechanic and car accident lawyer can save you a lot of heartache and trouble in the future by engaging their services as soon as possible after a car accident.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eWhat to do if you have been hurt in a car accident!\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are still at the scene of the wreck the first thing to do is call your local emergency services such as police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. If you personally are not in any immediate physical distress, check with the others involved in the car wreck to see if they need medical intervention. After assessing the situation make any necessary emergency calls.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003eTake careful note of everything and document as much as you are able.\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are seen by a medical professional get a record of their diagnosis and detailed bills for the services you require. Most modern medical facilities keep digital records. Get the name of a contact person who can supply you with those records in the future if you are unable to take your own documentation. Once you find yourself in a stable condition and safe environment, you will want to contact a reputable and trusted auto accident attorney. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eA great attorney will help you figure out your rights and what you deserve after being hurt in an accident .\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA car accident lawyer will determine who is responsible for the medical bills you will encounter after an automobile accident. A lawyer can also act on your behalf by dealing with health and auto insurance.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eHow to find a good lawyer?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA great way to start your search for a good car accident lawyer is to ask for recommendations from family and friends. If a personal recommendation is not available the next best thing is to turn to the internet! Contact your local bar association or use legal search engines to find attorneys in your area of need. Reviews are a great way to get a feel for the type of work an attorney does and how happy their clients are. Once you have a few options for representation, set up consultation appointments to meet and interview with each attorney. In these meetings ask lots of questions, discuss the details of your situation and possible courses of action to take.\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003ch4\u003eA great fit and trust are the most important parts of a client-attorney relationship. This is why choosing a lawyer with lots of hands-on knowledge is critical.\u003c/h4\u003e \n\u003cp\u003e Before making your final decision check into the background of your lawyer. Look for any disciplinary action or unsettling information. \n\u003ch3\u003eThis car accident lawyer will be representing you in a public setting and you want to ensure that you place your trust in the right person.\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLastly, listen to your instincts! If you would not take advice in other areas of your life from this person, they should not be the one to represent you.Check out \u003ca href=”#”\u003eMore Information on a car accident lawyer\u003c/a\u003e here!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\nBelow is leftover content. \n\u003ch2\u003eAm I liable if I am in a car wreck?\u003c/h2\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eLiability after a car wreck has many factors to determine who was actually at fault depending on the circumstances. A good rule of thumb is to never admit fault. Talking to the people involved and reading police reports can be a good place to start. The best way to determine if you are liable is to speak to a licensed reputable attorney. If you are at fault you will want their help mitigating the situation. If you are not at fault you will need someone to fight to get the compensation you deserve! No matter what situation you find yourself in, speaking to a lawyer is always the smart decision to make. Maybe someone borrowed your car and got in an accident. Do you have to pay for the damage that someone else did to your vehicle? What about the damage or injuries they caused in your car to other people or property? These are great questions that can be answered by your auto wreck attorney! In some cases, law enforcement will be involved and charges could be brought on the party at fault. That is definitely when you want to ensure that you have good legal representation. If you need help with the steps to take after an accident check out our other posts!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eAttorneys, accidents, and accountability.\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThings not to do after a wreck!\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNever admit fault after being in a car wreck! This could make you liable for damages. You should never drive away from an accident. This in itself can be a crime. Do not ever get behind the wheel of a car unless you are certain that it is safe to drive after being involved in a wreck. Also, you should not ignore any feelings of pain or illness after a wreck. Most often during a traumatic event, your body releases adrenaline and this can make serious injuries feel like nothing. Listen to your body! What feels small now can turn into major injuries later if not treated immediately. Your insurance company will most likely want a police report. Even in a minor accident, a police report can be crucial. Overlooking a police report is a mistake. Don't skip the call to your lawyer after being involved in a car wreck! This is the biggest mistake you can make after being involved in a car accident! Reach out to a trusted personal injury attorney and get sound legal counsel on how to proceed through the process of dealing with an auto accident. For more information on how to find a great attorney see this post.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eI have been in a car accident now what?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe first thing to do after an accident is to call the police or EMTs should the situation call for it. Most likely, you will need a police report for insurance purposes. If you are able, take lots of photos with your cell phone. Document as many details as possible including the other driver's name and license plate and the name of any witnesses present. If a ride to the hospital is not required the next step is to determine if your car is drivable or if you need to call a tow truck. If you are unsure if your car is drivable it's better to be safe and have it towed than to start driving in an unsafe vehicle. You risk further damage or injury by driving a wrecked car. Now is also a good time to call your insurance providers! Most insurance companies will cover the cost of a tow truck but, this depends on your particular policy. Your most important call should be to your attorney! They will help you navigate the entire process of dealing with a car wreck. You may be entitled to financial compensation for things like medical bills and car repairs. Finally, never admit fault or apologize, this could be viewed as taking responsibility for the accident. For more information on how to deal with insurance after a wreck see this post.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\nCompetition. 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","MetaTitle":"Car Accident Lawyer; how to not get screwed after injuries or crash FAQs.","Url":"/car-accident-resources/hire-a-car-accident-lawyer","NavTitle":"Find a Car Accident Lawyer","OnSiteTitle":null},"created_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"updated_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:50:26.173Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:55:27.504Z","type":"page","url":null,"position":null},{"id":4,"Title":"Healing After a Car Accident","page":{"id":21,"Title":null,"Description":"What you need to know about healing after a car accident. Physical, Mental, Getting Your Medical Bills Covered, Vital Information for post car accident healing. ","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:38:47.186Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:44:25.812Z","Content":"\n\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOne of the scariest things you can experience is a car wreck.\u003c/b\u003eEven a minor car accident can leave you feeling sore and shaken up for days or even months afterward. Once you get past the initial accident it can be difficult to understand what needs to happen to process the wreck, heal your body, and get your car back on the road.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile not every recovery journey will be the same, not every car accident is the same, we do have some tips and advice on how to make this process as easy as possible. And for a list of what to do immediately following an accident check out more information \u003ca href=\"Place holder\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003ePhysical Healing\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eChances are if you have sustained a major injury in a wreck you have received emergency medical care. Your medical care provider will offer guidelines on how to move forward with treatment. Depending on the severity of your wreck you may have to undergo surgery which will come with its own set of healing processes.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFollowing doctor recommendations is critical to getting back on your feet.\u003c/b\u003eWhile it may seem tedious, it is necessary to follow the proper medical advice. This means taking all medications as directed, completing therapies, and restricting activity as directed.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePart of the recovery process may be participating in physical therapy. Physical therapy is the treatment of injuries and illness without medications or surgery. This would be through the use of things like heat, massage therapy, and exercises to strengthen the injured area. Going through physical therapy can not help an injury heal it can prevent it from being re-injured in the future. Following the instructions from your physical therapist is crucial!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHealing without the need for medical interventions\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are lucky enough to have survived without the need to seek medical intervention you may still need to take some care to help your body heal. It is still a traumatic event that will most likely leave you sore and bruised.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the ways you can help your body heal is through the use of heat and ice to reduce swelling and help with soreness. This can be in the form of heat or ice packs, a hot bath or shower, or in a sauna or cryo-chamber. This can offer some quick relief in the early hours following a wreck.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMassage therapy can be extremely useful if you have muscle soreness or stiffness. It is important to disclose that you have recently been in a car wreck so that the therapist can work with your injuries and not make anything worse. Different techniques can be used and it is best to discuss your problem areas with your massage therapist ahead of time. They will be able to help you decide on the type of massage you need.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOTC medicine or over the counter medicine can be helpful if you are experiencing mild pain related to your injuries. Carefully read the packaging or speak with the pharmacist to pick out the best fit for your needs. However, if your injuries are not getting better relatively quickly it might be time to seek out medical intervention.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch2\u003eMental Healing\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSomething a lot of people do not take into consideration is the fact that being in a car wreck is a major trauma. Even in a minor crash can have lasting effects upon your mental health. For a split-second, you are unaware of the amount of damage or physical injury you are about to receive if your body tries to prepare you for that mentally. After a very severe car wreck, it's not uncommon to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or more commonly known as PTSD.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDeveloping fears and phobias related to riding in a vehicle or driving a vehicle after an accident is not uncommon. It is important to allow yourself to acknowledge the fear so you can eventually process it. Most societies require the use of a car in some form or fashion to function in most day-to-day activities. A fear-based response is completely natural such as; I'm never riding in a car again, it's not always practical.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou've been in a car wreck, how do you process that trauma? Choosing to move forward, seek help, and work on reclaiming your life is a brave but necessary step. one of the best ways to overcome any trauma is to speak with a licensed mental health professional.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTherapy and Counseling\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are many different choices available when seeking assistance regarding you are mental health. In-person therapy, phone sessions, video chat, and texting options have all made getting help with your mental health easier and more accessible than ever. The majority of mental health professionals also offer sliding-scale payment options making it extremely affordable.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e If you are having difficulties processing the trauma of an accident it may be time to find someone to help you work through that. A therapist can offer support as well as practical solutions for overcoming mental health struggles associated with a car wreck.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFinding a mental health professional is not difficult. Doing a little research will give you insight into the various methods that counseling and therapy can be provided through. This will provide a starting point to narrow down the options that you prefer. Inquiring as to the specialty of the therapist may also illuminate if they will be a good fit for you and the particular issue you're working through. Finding the right person may take some time but your mental health is worth it.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFinding the right team of medical professionals to help you on your journey of healing after you have been hurt in a car crash is key to having a successful recovery. \u003cb\u003eReaching out for help to establish your life after a traumatic event can be one of the factors to shorten your recovery time.\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\u003ch2\u003eMoving Forward\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHealth goals should be attainable and in line with what your medical professionals agree is a realistic expectation of what you can achieve.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWellness objections can be achieved with the help of a mental health team working to process and overcome the trauma that comes from a life-threatening incident.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAftermath coming off of a car accident can mean dealing with vehicle repair or shopping for a new car.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhat to do now\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the biggest things that comes with getting into a car wreck is the expenses that come with. How do you cover all the unforeseen costs you can incur even if the accident is not your fault.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRepair bills, doctor bills, missing work, loss of income, and other unforeseen costs can add up very quickly. How are you going to cover all of those unexpected costs? \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDepending on the policy you have your insurance may cover some of the cost. Or if you are the victim the other driver may be required to cover your expenses. Otherwise, the cost of the repairs and medical bills may have to come out of your pocket.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb\u003eGet your bills paid!\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you have been hurt in an accident you may be deserving of a settlement to cover your expenses. Speaking to a lawyer can help you understand what you deserve and what to expect in the process to get your compensation.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch5\u003eLawyers\u003c/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSeeking the help of a lawyer should be done as soon as possible after the accident. They can help you understand what you need to do and if you will be able to get help with your accident expenses. While there are many great resources online none of them can replace talking to an actual licensed attorney.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFinding an attorney can be very easy. Look for an attorney who specializes in car accident cases or injury cases. A great attorney will help you get back on your way and moving on with your life.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFurther reading on how to find an attorney check out our article \u003ca href=\"placeholder\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e or any of our other great articles!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n","url":null,"metaTitle":null,"onSiteTitle":"Healing after a car accident","MetaTitle":"Healing after a car accident","Url":"/car-accident-resources/healing-after-accident","NavTitle":"Healing After a Car Accident","OnSiteTitle":null},"created_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"updated_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:51:26.252Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:55:47.143Z","type":"page","url":null,"position":null},{"id":5,"Title":"After Accident Reports","page":{"id":19,"Title":null,"Description":"Learn how to obtain an after accident police report in every state. Help 4 the people is here to help with all the after accident resources you need.","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:32:12.130Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:44:52.380Z","Content":"\u003cp\u003eAfter being in a car accident one of the things you will need is to get an accident report. Every state is different and what is required to file a claim varies by the insurance provider. The law enforcement at the location of the wreck should give you a way to contact them. However, if that is not the case, we have compiled a list of websites where you can request a report online. You will always want your own legal representation to check on the situation and make sure you are getting the help you deserve!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.alea.gov/node/176\"\u003eAlabama\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.dot.state.ak.us/12209V4/jsp/12209main.jsp\"\u003eAlaska\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/records/department\"\u003eArizona\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.ark.org/asp-fatal/index.php”\u003eArkansas\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.chp.ca.gov/traffic/request-a-collision-report“\u003eCalifornia\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/crash-information”\u003eColorado\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://portal.ct.gov/DESPP/Division-of-Emergency-Service-and-Public-Protection/Reports-and-Records/Reports-and-Record“\u003eConnecticut\u003c/a\u003e\t\n\u003ca href=\"https://dsp.delaware.gov/traffic-unit/“\u003eDelaware\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.flhsmv.gov/traffic-crash-reports/“\u003eFlorida\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Crash“\u003eGeorgia\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.hawaiipolice.com/services/police-reports“\u003eHawaii\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://isp.idaho.gov/crash-reports/“\u003eIdaho\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.isp.state.il.us/traffic/crashreports.cfm“\u003eIllinois\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.in.gov/isp/3147.htm“\u003eIndiana\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http://accidentreports.iowa.gov/“\u003eIowa\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.kansas.gov/accident-reports/“\u003eKansas\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://kspportal.ky.gov/civiliancollisionreporting/“\u003eKentucky\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://crashreports.dps.la.gov/“\u003eLouisiana\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://kspportal.ky.gov/civiliancollisionreporting/“\u003eMaine\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/SupportServicesBureau/CentralRecordsDivision.aspx“\u003eMaryland\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.mass.gov/how-to/report-a-motor-vehicle-crash“\u003eMassachusetts\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1878_15889---,00.html“\u003eMichigan\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003ca href=\"https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/dvs-content-detail.aspx?pageID=488“\u003eMinnesota\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.ms.gov/dps/crash_reports“\u003eMississippi\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/HP68/search.jsp“\u003eMissouri\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://dojmt.gov/highwaypatrol/crash-records/“\u003eMontana\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/crash-reporting/“\u003eNebraska\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://rccd.nv.gov/Resources/Traffic-Accident-Reports/“\u003eNevada\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/financial-responsibility/accidents-crashes.htm“\u003eNew Hampshire\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/CrashReports/Search/SearchReportsRequest“\u003eNew Jersey\u003c/a\u003e\nhref=\"https://www.dps.nm.gov/top-links-for-nm-residents/accident-reports-and-records-requests-ipra“\u003eNew Mexico\u003c/a\u003e \n\u003ca href=\"https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/crash-accident-reports“\u003eNew York\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/law-enforcement/state-highway-patrol/laws/crash-reports“\u003eNorth Carolina\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.nd.gov/ndhp/contact-ndhp/request-crash-report“\u003eNorth Dakota\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://publicsafety.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odps/what-we-do/crash-reports/“\u003eOhio\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://ohso.ok.gov/crash-data2“\u003eOklahoma\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/driverid/accidentreport.aspx“\u003eOregon\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.pa.gov/psp/crash-reports/home“\u003ePennsylvania\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://risp.ri.gov/safety/vehiclesafety/accident.php“\u003eRhode Island\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://scdps.sc.gov/schp/webcad“\u003eSouth Carolina\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://dps.sd.gov/records/accident-records“\u003eSouth Dakota\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/crashreport.html“\u003eTennessee\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/app/home/welcome“\u003eTexas\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://secure.utah.gov/accidentreport/index.html“\u003eUtah\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://dmv.vermont.gov/enforcement-and-safety/laws/crashes“\u003eVermont\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#records/accident.asp“\u003eVirginia\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.wsp.wa.gov/driver/collision-records/“\u003eWashington\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.wvsp.gov/trafficSafety/Pages/default.aspx“\u003eWest Virginia\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/crsh-rpt/default.aspx“\u003eWisconsin\u003c/a\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/dot_safety.html“\u003eWyoming\u003c/a\u003e\n","url":null,"metaTitle":null,"onSiteTitle":"How To Get a Police Report After an Accident","MetaTitle":"How To Get a Police Report After a Car Accident","Url":"/car-accident-resources/how-to-get-a-police-report","NavTitle":"Get a Police Report","OnSiteTitle":null},"created_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"updated_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:51:50.348Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:57:07.422Z","type":"page","url":null,"position":null},{"id":6,"Title":"Insurance Claims Numbers","page":{"id":22,"Title":null,"Description":"Insurance Claims Numbers, Post Car Accident Checklists, Were you in an accident? Start here now.","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:42:35.786Z","updated_at":"2020-10-01T17:43:03.495Z","Content":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the fundamentals of dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is contacting your insurance company to report a claim or let them know your vehicle has been in a wreck. If you find yourself in a car accident you may wish to consider acquiring your own legal representation. An insurance provider will not be looking out for your best interest, but a lawyer is always on the side of the client. It is always best to have someone looking out for you in a difficult situation such as a car wreck. Below you will find a list of the different insurance companies and how to get in touch with them.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eProgressive Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eProgressive is an insurance provider based out of Ohio with a wide variety of insurance products.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-274-4499\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-274-4499\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eFarmers Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOriginally started to serve farmers and ranchers this company now offers a diverse range of products and services.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-435-7764\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-435-7764\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eAllstate Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHolding 9% of the personal passenger insurance policies Allstate is one of the largest companies in the United States.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-877-810-2920\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-877-810-2920\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003e21st Century Insurance \u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e21st Century Insurance has been in business since 1958 offering its variety of products to the general population.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-888- 244-6163\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-888- 244-6163\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eGeico Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKnown for their spokes-lizard this company is based out of Maryland and began marketing their products to government employees and service members.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800- 841-3000\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-841-3000\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eLiberty Mutual Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince 1912 Liberty Mutual Insurance has been offering a broad spectrum of products.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-295-2820\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-295-2820\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eMetLife Auto Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMetLife Auto Insurance has been serving clients before the invention of the telephone.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-854-6011\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-854-6011\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eNationwide Insurance\u003cb\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStarting out as a group of Ohio farmers this insurance company has grown to offer a wide range of products across the United States.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-421-3535\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-421-3535\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eTravlers Insurance\u003c/b\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e With more than 150 years of experience Travelers Insurance had been providing products to many americans\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-252-4633\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-252-4633\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eUSAA Car Insurance Company\u003c/b\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eUSAA Car Insurance Company does business in all of the states in the US and has a variety of insurance and financial products.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-531-8722\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\u003ca class=\"callButton\" href=\"tel:1-800-531-8722\"\u003eClick to Call!\u003c/a\u003e\n\n\n","url":null,"metaTitle":null,"onSiteTitle":"Insurance Claims Numbers, and other information","MetaTitle":"File a claim with your insurance company, claims numbers and more. ","Url":"/car-accident-resources/insurance-claims-numbers","NavTitle":"Insurance Resources / Numbers","OnSiteTitle":null},"created_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"updated_by":{"id":1,"firstname":"Greggory ","lastname":"Wiley","username":null},"created_at":"2020-09-29T16:57:31.884Z","updated_at":"2020-09-29T16:57:31.891Z","type":"page","url":null,"position":null},{"id":7,"Title":"What is a Lawyer or Attorney","page":{"id":18,"Title":"What is a Lawyer or Attorney?","Description":"Learn more about what it means to legally be called a lawyer, and how to make sure your legal representative is qualified. ","PageContent":null,"created_by":1,"updated_by":1,"created_at":"2020-09-23T10:35:22.884Z","updated_at":"2020-09-28T19:31:58.821Z","Content":"\n\u003ch1\u003eWhat is a lawyer? Who are they and what is the work lawyers do\u003c/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA lawyer is a professional who has spent their academic career studying law and has passed necessary license requirements to practice law and offer legal advice to others. They offer legal counsel in areas such as business, civil, and criminal law as well as many more. The requirements to be a lawyer vary by state, but always requires hard work, a lot of studying, and determination. In some cases, the actions of a lawyer could mean life or death for their client. An attorney is responsible for knowing the best legal course of action their client should take based on each client’s individual circumstances.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ci\u003eThis is just one of the reasons why becoming an attorney is no easy task.\u003c/i\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA lawyer's primary function is to offer counsel and advice to their clients as they are navigating the legal system in a variety of matters. These matters could be criminal, civil, financial, or business-related. An attorney is just as important in the boardroom as they are in a courtroom. The fine print we always skip over, attorneys read that and ensure that you are not giving away your firstborn child or vowing eternal servitude when making business negotiations.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eNo matter the circumstances, lawyers often act as advocates on behalf of clients and are looking out for the clients best interest\u003c/i\u003e \n\u003ch2\u003eLawyer vs. Attorney\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e What is the difference in the legal profession ?\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOftentimes, the terms lawyer and attorney are used interchangeably however, this is not correct. A lawyer is someone who has studied the law but has not necessarily pasted their required licensing exam. An attorney is someone who has the necessary credentials to practice law having successfully passed the bar exam. Generally, it is acceptable to use both terms in casual conversation, but in a more formal setting, the correct terminology is preferred. If you are unsure of the proper term to use it's always acceptable to ask your legal counsel what they prefer or if they have a preference at all. A common statement made in regards to this idea is that all attorneys are lawyers but, not all lawyers are attorneys.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eLaw school, internships, and the bar! OH my!\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eEducational background of most lawyers and attorneys\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn attorney's education helps prepare them for working within the confines of the legal system. Their academic career begins but the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree and taking the LSAT. There's usually a minimum score that has to be reached on the LSAT before a person is admitted to law school. Law students spend the next 3 years studying all manners of the legal system. Attending law school can be one of the most stressful educational environments there is. It is not for the faint of heart and if you know someone who has completed Law School you should be impressed by their determination.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ci\u003eUpon graduation, they will be awarded a Juris Doctor degree.\u003c/i\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eDepending upon the state some law students will be required to do an internship others will choose to do it as part of their education. Law internships can be done in private practices or the public sector. what is required of The Intern varies by the nature of the internship. Another factor that plays a part in the internship process is whether the student is an L1, L2, or L3 representing the year of study they have just completed. An internship is a great way that law students can get hands-on training before graduation And to try out different veins of law that they might wish to practice in the future.\u003c/p\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eThe bar exam is the exam that lawyers have to pass to be licensed attorneys. The requirements to pass the bar vary from state-to-state but generally speaking the exam will be a two-day long standardized test. Although, some states have a 3-day long test. The bar exam is made up of multiple different parts including essay questions and standardized questions. This exam is administered by the American Bar Association. Again, taking the bar exam is one of the most stressful experiences on the path to becoming a lawyer. Depending upon the state, statistically speaking the success rate of those attempting the bar exam for the first time and passing is between 50 and 75%.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ci\u003eUndoubtedly, the bar exam is one of the most difficult exams in the country.\u003c/i\u003e\n\n\u003ch2\u003eWho makes sure a lawyer plays by the rules?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eThe American Bar Association\u003c/h4\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eThe American Bar Association is the governing body of all attorneys. They set standards, handle disciplinary action, as well as making sure all regulations are upheld for lawyers. Before a person can even become an attorney they have to go through what is called the Character and Fitness Process. This is an in-depth background check that takes months to perform and includes credit checks as well as contacting references.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eThis is all done by the American Bar Association to ensure that those who practice the law also uphold it. So much as a speeding ticket can land an attorney before a review board. And any Act of impropriety or illegal activity can lead to disciplinary action for the attorney in question. A strict code of conduct is in place and lawyers are held to high standards professionally and personally. Your attorney should never suggest that you do anything illegal and behave in an upstanding manner.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003ePractice makes perfect!\u003c/h2\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003ePracticing law is the act of giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents, and helping clients mitigate the legal system. It can be done in a variety of ways from simple to complex. Some attorneys choose to practice alone. Others are part of a firm. Yet still, others choose to be part of the public sector.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003cp\u003eIt is most common for lawyers to have a system of support staff in place. This staff would include people in the roles such as paralegals, secretaries, office managers, and when necessary private investigators. The practice of law is not a solo sport but, rather a team effort. The people on this team all want the best outcome for their clients. This is an important fact to take into consideration before choosing a lawyer. Ask about the team that will be working on your case.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003eTypes of lawyers\u003c/h2\u003e \n\u003ch4\u003e What kind of attorney do I need?\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCriminal Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eA criminal lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in the practice of criminal law. If you require a criminal lawyer it is best to get one who understands the laws of the state where you are being charged. Criminal lawyers can be defense attorneys, district attorneys, or they can work pro bono. A criminal defense attorney is the one who helps when you are accused of doing something against the law. If you are unsure if you need an attorney when in doubt exercise your Miranda Right to legal counsel and ask for one.\u003cp\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003ePersonal Injury Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eA personal injury lawyer or a car accident lawyer is the one to call when you have been hurt in a car wreck. The practice of taking care of the injured is exactly what personal injury lawyers do! They will help you get payment to cover the cost of things like medical bills, car repairs, lost income, and pain and suffering. If a wreck occurs that is not your fault you should not have to pay for the cost of the damage done to your vehicle or your property.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eWorkers Compensation Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eIf you get injured at work and are no longer able to work what happens to you? A worker’s compensation attorney will make sure that you get the money you are owed from your place of employment. This can mean the difference between surviving and financial ruin for some individuals.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eBankruptcy Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eA Bankruptcy Lawyer can be a saving grace for those who have fallen on hard times! They will work with you to negotiate debt repayment plans. An attorney can even help you get your overdue debts discharged. If you need help a bankruptcy lawyer might be able to help you.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eFamily Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eDivorces, Adoptions, Custody Arrangements, prenuptial agreements, and so much more fall under a family law practitioner. Oftentimes a family lawyer and advocate for any children involved and they help people going through some of the hardest times of their lives.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eImmigration Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eNavigating the citizenship process is challenging at best. An immigration attorney is a lawyer who specializes in the legal system dealing with immigration. Green cards, visas, and more are all things that this practice can help with.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eEstate Planning Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eNo one likes to think about the end of life but, it is better to be prepared. Saving your loved ones from the burden of not knowing what to do when the time comes by having a will in place. An estate planning lawyer is an attorney who specializes in helping you prepare for the end of life by drafting wills.\u003c/p\u003e\n \n\u003cb\u003eIntellectual Property Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eIf you have a good idea you do not want someone to steal it! An intellectual property lawyer works with patents, copyrights, trademarks, and more. They will help you legally protect your good idea and guide through what to do when someone is infringing on your property.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eEmployment Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eAny legal issues in the workplace fall under the category of an employment lawyer. Both employers and employees can work with an attorney to resolve any issues that come up in a work environment.\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eCorporate Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003eCorporate Lawyers work in contracts, business dealings, mergers, acquisitions, and negations. They help businesses ensure that they compile with all government regulations and stay upstanding with their legal dealings\u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003cb\u003eMedical Malpractice Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003e We all hope that the day never comes when a medical practitioner makes a mistake on ourselves or someone we love. Should you find yourself the victim of negligence, misdiagnoses, or inaccurate treatment a medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine if there is enough evidence to make a case and what you deserve. They can bring healing to a situation!\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\u003cb\u003eTax Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003e Taxes. One of the most feared words in our language. If you find yourself dealing with the Internal Revenue Service you will want to have a really good tax attorney on your side. They can take the awful out of an audit.\u003c/p\u003e \n \n\u003cb\u003eCivil Litigation Lawyer\u003c/b\u003e\n\t\u003cp\u003e If you need to sue someone or are being sued an attorney who specializes in civil litigation is who is needed. They deal with a variety of cases such as breach of contract, class action suits, land disputes, and more. \u003c/p\u003e \n\n\u003ch2\u003eWhat makes a good lawyer?\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA good lawyer is a treasure! They should listen to you, answer your questions, offer guidance, and have your best interest at heart. When choosing a great attorney they should be straightforward with billing practices, and be willing to work to understand your unique situation. they should have no disciplinary action in their recent history, be kind to their staff, and make you, the client, feel comfortable.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGetting recommendations from family and friends can be a wonderful way to find a great lawyer. Reading reviews online can be another helpful way to gage if you would like to work with a certain lawyer. If you lack a personal recommendation contacting the American Bar Association can be a way to get a recommendation for a lawyer in a particular area that you need. A good lawyer is a lawyer who will meet your needs, who makes you feel comfortable, we'll fight for you, and understands the workings of the law.\u003c/p\u003e \n\u003ch3\u003eThings to look for\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLook for someone who will answer your questions. The law is their job, but they should understand that you are not the expert here. A great attorney is someone who explains the steps in the process and guides you through it. Look for an attorney that you would be proud to have representing you. They are your public legal face. Most attorneys offer free consultations which will allow you to get a better feel for the type of work that they do and if you will work well together. 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