A few years ago, my wife was involved in what could have been a horrible traffic accident. After being struck by semi truck, her car was thrown across the median and into oncoming traffic. She was able to regain control of the car and move it to safety before being struck again, but the car was severely damaged and had to be towed away. Our children were in car seats that protected them very well, and my wife only seemed shaken at first. When she called to let me know what had happened, I told her to get in to an emergency room right away to make sure that everything with her and the children was alright just in case we needed to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.
We were very lucky. My wife was alright and did not even have whiplash after wards. The car was repairable, and the other driver’s insurance covered the costs. We did check with our lawyer just to be safe, and he was able to provide us with information that we did not have that made the whole process easier.
For anyone involved in an accident, automotive or otherwise, I would always recommend consulting with a competent personal injury lawyer to make sure their rights are safeguarded. There are many legal aspects of accidents of which the general public is largely unaware, and having a lawyer available may negate the need for litigation, leading to a quick resolution and the opportunity for closure.