In the weeks following an automobile accident many people wonder what they should do. Reality begins to settle in and they start to think about what to do regarding the damage to their vehicle as well as how to determine how extensive the injuries are that they may have sustained. All of this can be overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start.

First and foremost is to make sure you follow up with your family physician and let that physician be the quarterback for your medical treatment. Your family doctor knows you best and will know how to direct you.

At this point in time you should also be in the process of determining if your car is fixable, and if you need to take it to a body shop. A good place to take it is where you bought it because they have a vested interest in making sure you are taken care of because if you need a new vehicle they may be in line to take care of that for you as well. All of this can make things easier for you.

During this period of time you probably have a pretty good idea about the severity of your accident and injuries and it’s a good time to get a consultation with somebody experienced in injury cases. A little information, guidance and direction can help you head off mistakes. North Carolina injury laws and accident laws are very complicated and they can be tricky so it can be very good advice to talk to an attorney before you sign anything that may later limit your rights to benefits and compensation.