What if I can’t return to my job after a rear-end accident?
If you have been rear ended, there is a chance that you might sustain injuries that could prevent you from returning to your job. In this case, you might be wondering what your options are and what legal recourse you have. Here’s what you need to know:
Seek Medical Attention and Keep Records
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention immediately after the accident. Your health should be your top priority, and seeking medical care can help ensure that you receive proper treatment and documentation of your injuries. We have more information on how to utilize auto insurance to seek treatment. In addition, be sure to keep all records of medical treatment and expenses, including hospital bills, medication costs, and rehabilitation expenses.
Consult with an Attorney
If you can’t return to work after being rear ended, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages. They can also help you negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
Explore Your Legal Options
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might have several legal options available to you. For example, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You might also be eligible to file a claim with your own insurance company or seek compensation from the at-fault driver..
Consider Long-Term Consequences
It’s important to keep in mind that if you can’t return to your job after a rear-end crash, you might face long-term consequences. For example, you might require ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation, which can be expensive. You might also need to find new employment, which can be challenging, particularly if you have a specialized skill set. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you explore all of your options and seek the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Ruth Law Team
If you can’t return to your job after being rear ended by another driver, contact The Ruth Law Team to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages. Call us at (888) 783-8378 today to schedule a free consultation.
You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.
Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.