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The Wide, Wide World of Personal Injury Attorneys

When you think of personal injury cases, you probably picture two parties standing in front of a judge who decides how much one party has to pay the other. Indeed, this is how some personal injury cases end up being concluded. But many are actually settled out of court. Your attorney files a suit against the defendant, and then the defendant's lawyer presents you with an offer for a certain amount of money if you agree not to go to court. You and your personal injury attorney decide whether or not to accept that offer, which is called a settlement. As you can see, personal injury lawyers do a lot more than just go to court. You can learn more about the many nuances of their jobs on this blog.

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Was Your Teen Badly Injured In A Car Crash Outside The School? Get A Lawyer Fast

If your teen's car was hit by another high school driver near the school and their injuries are so bad that you fear they will miss weeks of school and other activities, you want to call a lawyer. There will be many bills and expenses that come with this, not to mention long-term effects on your teen.

The lawyer will have a lot of work to do to get the case started, so you will want to meet them with the details as quickly as possible. Here are things that you want to review with the lawyer.

Evidence of Fault for the Accident

If the police did not ticket anyone or point blame for the accident but you have proof that your teen was innocent, you want to meet with a lawyer. You want to be able to get compensation from the other driver's insurance company or the driver, so proving fault is important.

Videos, eyewitness accounts, and damage to the vehicles will be evidence for your case. Talk with the lawyer to see what other information may be needed.

Physical Injuries

Create a document with a description of all your teen's injuries. This should include pictures taken of the injuries, scans and images taken at the hospital, and descriptive details about each physical injury. You want to know how long it will take to fully recover (if a full recovery is possible) and what types of therapies and treatments are also included. 

Mental Trauma  

Your teen probably has a lot of mental anxiety from the accident. The accident may cause them to do the following:

  • Have a fear of driving
  • Have PTSD
  • Be depressed about missing activities
  • Develop anxiety about missed schoolwork

There are a lot of long-term problems that could occur in your teen's personal life, educational life, and more. These all need to be taken into consideration when filing a lawsuit or going for a settlement.

If your teen was badly injured, their car was wrecked, and their life was turned upside down because of another teen's reckless driving, you need to seek a lawyer to get help. You want to be sure that you get compensation so you do not get stuck with the financial burdens of this accident that was not your or your teen's fault. Reach out to car accident attorneys, like Cok Kinzler PLLP, to learn more about handling this kind of case.