Media Mention: Best Lawyers Shares ‘Road to Recovery’ Insights from Lynwood Evans and Jeremy Wilson
Best Lawyers, one of the premier peer-review publications, is sharing insights from personal injury attorneys Lynwood Evans and Jeremy Wilson as part of its 2023 Injury and Malpractice Legal Guide.
The guide spotlights the insightful article penned by top personal injury, mass tort, malpractice, and consumer protection lawyers. Lynwood and Jeremy have graced the pages with their indispensable article on the ‘Road to Recovery,’ offering invaluable guidance to those searching for healing after an accident. From the article:
HEART POUNDING, hands trembling, you’ve just found yourself in an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Or, sadly, perhaps you’re facing significant injuries. What you do next could make all the difference in your recovery—and in seeking fair compensation if you or someone you love has been hurt. To help, we’ve compiled a list of recommended actions following a wreck.
1. Remember your ABCs: Assess, Be safe and Call for help. Although every accident is unique, evaluating the severity of any injuries and ensuring everyone’s safety should be the first step. It’s crucial to remain aware of your surroundings, as inattentive drivers may cause further harm. Therefore, act quickly to avoid any additional danger. Then call 911 immediately for help if necessary.
2. Get the medical care you need. After an accident, seeking medical care is an absolute must. Do not delay. Prompt attention ensures that you’ll get proper treatment for any injuries and protects you from potential insurance denials later on because of a delay or gap in treatment.
Additionally, some injuries, such as certain types of head trauma, aren’t always apparent right away. It’s important to stay vigilant for any symptoms that may later arise and to communicate all your problems to your medical providers.
3. Use your health insurance. It’s easy to assume that the other driver’s insurance will pay your medical bills, but that won’t always happen in the short term. That’s why we advise our clients to use their health insurance to cover their medical expenses. Doing so will prevent bills from piling up while you wait for the at-fault insurance company to pay out. Plus, using your own insurance gives you immediate access to the care you need. This is especially true given that it could be months—or, in extreme cases, years—before a personal injury case is resolved with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and all damages are paid.
To aid in your journey toward recovery, there are four additional tips that may be of assistance. For further guidance from Lynwood and Jeremy, please visit their informative article here.