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Personal Injury Lawyer Tips to Support a Friend after an Accident

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Explore several ways you can support a friend or loved one after an accident, and see how to set them up with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Nobody wants to see those they love in pain. After an accident, it’s difficult for you just as it is for your family member, friend or other loved one who was hurt. Even as they pursue compensation for their injuries in an effort to hold the responsible parties accountable, their entire lives are upside down, as is yours.

You want to help them in any way you can, but what can you do? Is there any way you can offer your support and help them in this time of need? To learn how to support a friend after an accident, read the following tips below:

Be Present

The most important way you can help your friend after an accident is to just be present. Don’t try to push yourself on them or overwhelm them with questions about what you can do or what they need. They’ve already got enough on their mind and don’t need the stress of making more decisions.

If you think they might need help with household chores or with preparing meals, just do it. Tidy up the place while you’re over or bring them a hot meal. If they don’t want you to help, they’ll let you know, and you should respect their wishes.


Be Patient

They’re going through a great deal. Don’t be surprised if they don’t seem like the same person. An accident can cause depression, rage, anger and a host of mood swings. They might seem fine one moment and be a mess the next. Don’t feel frustrated that you’re not doing more to make them feel better. Just be patient with them and know that by being their friend you’re already helping.

Help them Organize

Organization is going to be essential in pursuing the personal injury case before your friend. Help them to get and stay organized. Work out a filing system for their medical records, their eyewitness information, lost wages and salary, insurance and any records of the accident they might have. The more organized they are, the better and more smoothly things will go.

You can help them deal with their own bills as well, if they’re willing to let you. Any small tasks you can take on will be a big relief to them, so don’t be afraid to step in unless they tell you not to.


Set Them up with a Car Accident Attorney

Having personal injury lawyers in your corner after an accident is always a good idea. The right car accident attorney will give them the best chance of a sizable settlement. You can help them prepare for their case by not allowing them to sign any paperwork without help from their lawyer, and you can be there with them while they go over their case.

If you’ve got a friend in the Las Vegas area who has suffered in a car accident and they need help, have them call the personal injury lawyers at Paul Padda Law. We’re ready to help get the settlement to which they’re entitled for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. We’re eager to help them regain control of their life. Get in touch for help today and call (702) 366-1888.

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Paul Padda, a former federal prosecutor, is the founder of Paul Padda Law: a law firm based in Las Vegas Nevada representing plaintiffs throughout the nation in personal injury and other civil cases. With over 15 years experience litigating in federal and state court, Paul has a proven track record of success, including obtaining one of the largest jury verdicts in Nevada history. A first generation American, Paul is dedicated and committed to helping his clients navigate the legal system and take on large and powerful interests. A lawyer who truly cares, Paul provides individualized and compassionate attention to each and every one of his clients.

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