A Little Rock auto accident attorney can help you if you’ve been injured in a car wreck that was not your fault. The law allows you to recover money for damages caused by your injuries, but the process can be complex and the other driver’s insurance company will try to limit the amount that you recover. A Little Rock car accident lawyer at the Johnson Firm can help you through the process.
For more information, contact the Johnson Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured in an Auto Accident?
Seek Medical Treatment:
If you have been injured in an auto accident, the first thing you should do is seek proper medical attention. If your injury is severe, most likely EMTs will be called to the accident scene to treat you and take you to the hospital, if needed.
Even if you don’t need medical attention at the scene of the accident, if the collision jarred you to any significant degree or if you felt “shaken up” after the accident, it is usually a good idea to go to the doctor and get checked out. The emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or your primary care doctor (if you can get in that day or the following day) are all options.
Even if you do not have health insurance, you should seek medical treatment. If the accident was caused by another driver’s fault, their insurance will probably reimburse you for your costs. Your own auto policy may even have “no-fault” coverage that pays for medical treatment up to a certain limit. If you wait to obtain treatment but later develop pain from the accident, the insurance company will use the delay in treatment against you when you try to settle your claim.
Contact a Little Rock Auto Accident Attorney:
After you have received initial medical treatment, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your options. The other driver’s insurance company will probably attempt to contact you within days of the accident, and when you provide them information you may be hurting your claim without even realizing it. It is important to keep in mind that the other driver’s insurance company is not working on your behalf.
A Little Rock auto accident attorney at the Johnson Firm can help you understand your options and prepare you for dealing with the insurance company. All consultations we provide in auto accident cases are free, so even if you do not decide to hire an attorney it could still be worth the time to speak with us.
How A Little Rock Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
A Little Rock auto accident attorney at the Johnson Firm can work with the insurance company on your behalf to recover the damages to which you are entitled. Although most cases settle without the need to file a lawsuit, if a lawsuit is necessary your attorney can handle the legal process for you. In the unlikely event that your case must go to trial, your attorney can help you fully prepare.
Most importantly, when you hire a lawyer early in the claims process, you can focus on healing from your injuries while your attorney handles your case.
When you work with a Little Rock auto accident attorney at the Johnson Firm, you pay no money out of pocket, and there is no fee unless we recover money on your case. Any fee will be a percentage of the recovery that is agreed to by you before you hire us.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, or if you want to speak with a Little Rock auto accident attorney, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.