Understanding How a Car Accident Can Affect Your Life
If you have just been in a car accident, it might be too soon yet to know exactly how this collision will affect your life. However, unfortunately, many drivers will eventually end up in an accident here in Florida. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there were almost 400,000 car accidents in the State of Florida in 2018 alone.
A car accident can have severe repercussions, many of which are not immediately obvious. Fortunately, understanding how a car accident can affect you can help you minimize the impact of this accident on your life.
Changes in Your Transportation
Unfortunately, accidents often impact the mode of transportation you likely rely on every day for commuting to and from work, bringing your children to school, and running errands – your car. Sometimes your car can have mild damage that is repairable within a few days, but in many other circumstances, a car is totaled and beyond repair. You may have to seek out alternate modes of transportation, especially if the alternative would force you to choose between paying for these costs out-of-pocket and possibly suffering financial problems as a result.
Changes in Your Health
In some circumstances, the true severity of injuries resulting from a car accident is clear from the beginning. But many other times, pain that is minor at first eventually worsens and becomes more apparent. This is partially because the initial adrenaline and shock of a car accident can mask an injury to the point that you might not notice it at all initially. Only later when the pain gets worse and begins to interfere with your daily life does it become apparent how significantly a latent injury can affect you both now and in the future.
This is one reason why it is always important that you obtain medical care quickly after an accident. Doctors can find and recognize injuries that you wouldn’t notice until they became worse. Additionally, this is especially necessary here in the Sunshine State because you can recover from your own insurance policy in some circumstances under the law – but only if you pursued medical treatment within fourteen days of the accident.
Changes in Your Right to Recover
Regardless of whether you have been seriously injured in your accident, dealing with a car accident is frustrating. There are insurance companies to deal with and paperwork to keep track of when all you want right now is to be left alone to focus on getting better and making your life as normal as possible. Additionally, if a car accident claim cannot be resolved, a legal battle may ensue which can be costly, emotional, and time-consuming. The good thing is that when you put your claim in the hands of an experienced attorney, you can focus on your recovery while your attorney deals with the insurance company.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Car Accident?
Life after a car accident can be tough but fortunately, you are not powerless. If you have been injured in a car accident here in the Sunshine State, you can reduce the impact that the wreck will have on your future by hiring an experienced Florida attorney who will work hard to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. As the experienced Fort Myers personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, we have helped many people in similar circumstances and we have the experience that you need to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to begin.
The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Tampa, Bradenton, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Ocala and Daytona Beach areas.