If you are traveling along an Indiana highway when another vehicle hits you, an otherwise uneventful trip may quickly become chaotic. The top priority in the immediate aftermath of a collision is to assess your condition and obtain medical assistance. If you are able, it is a good idea to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
In the days and weeks that follow a car accident, you may be dealing with multiple physical injuries, as well as emotional trauma. Even if you have already been examined by a doctor and released from the hospital, it’s important to closely monitor your condition in case any new symptoms develop or the injuries already diagnosed do not begin to heal.
Economic damage after a motor vehicle collision
Another driver’s negligence not only places you at risk for severe physical injuries and emotional trauma, but it can also have a disastrous economic effect on your life. The vehicle you need to commute to work might be totaled or in need of repair. Medical bills might start arriving in the mail. You might lose income by taking time off work during recovery.
If another person was drunk or distracted or reckless at the wheel, you should not have to be the one to foot the bill for expenses associated with the incident. Indiana law allows car accident victims to seek financial recovery for their losses. You can begin this process by requesting a consultation with Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., an Indiana personal injury law attorney who provides strong support to recovering car accident victims and their families.