On behalf of Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr. posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
When you hear that your friend is in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. While hearing this news may be stressful and concerning, imagine how traumatizing it is for your friend. You probably have a strong desire to help but you may not be sure how to do it.There are some easy things you can do to be a supportive friend after a motor vehicle crash. Follow these steps to comfort and assist your friend after a car collision injury.1. Do chores and run errandsEven if your friend does not have a debilitating injury from the wreck, he or she is likely sore and shaken up. Anyone in this situation needs a little help. Here are some things you could do to help out:
You do not need to do something huge and monumental to help your friend. Even doing small things will help someone when he or she is recovering.2. Go to appointmentsDepending on the physical state your friend is in, you may want to tag along or even drive him or her to important meetings and appointments. Drive your friend to see the doctor or meet with a personal injury lawyer. Go over this checklist with your friend and help him or her accomplish each task.3. Simply be thereSometimes, people who are recovering just need a listening ear. You do not always need to be doing or saying something. Simply asking to come over and hang out is enough sometimes. Try not to go overboard with advice. Understand when your friend just needs some space too.Every car accident has unique factors, and people react differently, too, so it is important to base the assistance you offer on your friend's specific circumstances. If your friend has not talked with a lawyer, try to convince him or her to seek legal counsel. Your friend may be eligible for compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and other economic and noneconomic losses.
After a car accident – or any type of personal injury accident for that matter – it is absolutely vital to file a police report. Unfortunately, many car accident victims fail to contact the police after an accident and do not obtain a copy of a police report, which can hurt them later on when they choose to file a claim.
California traffic laws are there to protect you, from the moment you step on your bike to the instant your kickstand hits the ground. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we consider it part of our professional duty as attorneys to help people understand and uphold these laws. We believe that education for all drivers is nearly as important as proper protective gear for bikers: Both have the potential to prevent injury and save lives.
At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., in California, we know that when a collision happens between your vehicle and a semi truck, your smaller vehicle almost always comes out with the worst damage. You and your passengers likewise can receive the most severe injuries.