If you are injured in a car accident, recovery is usually your number one goal. Getting back on your feet can take time. But auto accidents can cause financial distress as well. Medical bills are not cheap, nor is replacing a damaged vehicle.
Knowing what to do when an accident is not your fault can improve your medical and financial recovery.
Obtain medical care
Many people avoid medical treatment because they are afraid of what it will cost. Even with insurance, medical bills can pile up. But seeking medical care following an auto accident is imperative. You may not feel pain right away, but symptoms of some injuries, such as whiplash, can take days to develop. Obtaining medical care and evaluation immediately after an accident can prevent the onset of more serious injuries and improve outcomes.
When you are not at fault
If you are injured in a collision and you are not at fault, you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party by filing a personal injury lawsuit. In Kansas, drivers are required to maintain Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability insurance coverage. If you were physically able to exchange information with the other party, their insurance should cover the cost of your medical treatment, and your insurance should cover treatment if the other driver was uninsured. Your legal team will help you collect evidence, handle insurance claims, and seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
You do not have to struggle after an auto accident. Take care of your physical and financial health.