If you're involved in a car accident, your life can change in a moment. A car accident attorney can help you rebuild your life after an accident.

Here are some of the ways that a car accident attorney can help you when you've been hurt in an accident.

Immediate Expenses

The time between when a car accident happens and when you're able to receive financial compensation can be critical. A car accident lawyer can negotiate with your auto insurance and health providers to get your immediate expenses covered.

  • Auto Insurance: In the aftermath of a car accident, your auto insurance provider has a financial and legal responsibility to cover the immediate expenses related to your car. For instance, your auto insurance provider should provide you with a rental car until your automobile is repaired or replaced. They should also provide transportation to and from the repair shop. These resources should be provided without expense. If your auto insurance provider does not provide the resources outlined by your insurance policy, your car accident attorney can file an injunction with the courts to force them honor your policy. If your auto insurance provider does not respond to your injunction or repeated requests, they can be sued for breach of contract.
  • Health Insurance: How the medical bills related to your car accident are handled, largely depends on your insurance provider. In some cases, your medical bills are sent directly from your health insurance provider to your auto insurance provider. This process can be cumbersome and slow, your car accident lawyer to request access to your medical records and help you track every medical expense related to your accident. If you seek treatment from a health care specialist that does not take health insurance (chiropractor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, etc.), your auto accident lawyer can cover the bill and request a reimbursement from your insurance providers. It's very important to save every bill, chart, and document related to the impact of the accident on your health.

Lost Wages

If a car accident prevents you from working or reduces your ability to earn the income you brought home before the accident, your auto accident lawyer can sue to recoup these damages.

Chronic Conditions

Some auto accident trauma can cause permanent damage. For instance, you might need to see a chiropractor or physical therapist to cope with your injuries for the foreseeable future. Your auto accident lawyer can sue to ensure that you have the financial support you need to treat your chronic conditions.