Recovering After an Auto Accident



Recovering After an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi car accident lawyer. Auto accidents can be stressful and dealing with the aftermath can be quite time-consuming. Being involved in a car crash can be both emotionally and physically traumatic. Below, I’ll go over some steps to take if you’re involved in a car accident.

The Accident

There are some common things that must be done initially after an accident takes place, such as:

Seek Medical Care

If you have suffered any type of injury, even if it’s minor, it is important to visit your doctor. This is beneficial for multiple reasons, most importantly they can diagnose and treat the injuries you have suffered. If injuries are left untreated, they have the potential to grow worse over time. If you find that you are in need of filing an injury claim it is important to have proper documentation of your injuries for your lawyer.

Proper Rest and Recovery

It is important that you take it easy for a few days following your accident. This allows your body to recover and heal. During this time it is imperative that you listen to what your body is telling you and watch for new or worsening symptoms. It is not uncommon for injuries to present themselves a few days following an auto accident. If you’re experiencing confusion, regular headaches or grogginess, it is a good idea to make a follow-up appointment because potential concussions aren’t always diagnosed immediately after an accident.

Seek Support

If your accident was serious and you suffered traumatic injuries that left you unable to return to work or incapable of completing simple household tasks, reach out to friends or family for help. Often times your loved ones want to help but are not sure how to go about doing so. A good support system is very important to your mental health as well. A serious auto accident can definitely leave you and your loved ones with enormous hurdles to overcome. An experienced car accident lawyer can releive much of the burden so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.


If you’re traumatic injuries require rehabilitation, your doctor will refer you to an occupational or physical therapist. These types of therapies are very beneficial after a serious accident. If you’re suffering from emotional trauma following your car accident, seeing a mental health counselor or psychiatrist who can help you put the accident behind you is a great step to take. Also, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who takes a holistic approach to personal injury cases following an auto accident.

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Holistic Approach to Personal Injury Cases

My name is Ed Smith. I am a Lodi car accident lawyer who takes a holistic approach to personal injuries. If you, or a member of your family has been involved in an auto accident and suffered serious injuries, call me today at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendy advice. If you live outside of the Lodi area, please call me toll-free at (808) 404-5400.

I have been serving Lodi residents with their cases involving personal injury and wrongful death for more than three decades.

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