Friday, December 18, 2009

After the Accident: Physical Therapy

In connection with chiropractic care, your primary care doctor may refer you to physical therapy. Physical therapy is important to retrain muscles or strengthen muscles after you have been in a Las Vegas car accident or have had surgery as a result of your injuries. Going to physical therapy has a lot in common with going to the gym. However, at the physical therapist’s office, it is like you have your own personal trainer, with a medical background. Your Las Vegas Attorney highly recommends physical therapy as part of an overall wellness program to get you back on your feet and feeling well. Commonly, after surgery, the muscles may have atrophied (shrunk) from not being used and need a help in getting their full strength back. Physical therapy will help you recover from your Las Vegas auto accident. Similar to all of your other treatment, your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer will communicate with your physical therapist to make sure you are progressing at good pace. If for whatever reason, you are not getting better, as expected, your accident Lawyer in Las Vegas and your treating doctors will make sure you get the diagnostic testing needed to figure out what needs to be fixed. Next time, we will discuss what types of testing you may expect.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chiropractic Care

After you have seen your primary care physician, you may need chiropractic care. As part of your chiropractic care, your spine may need to be realigned after the jostling you experienced in your Las Vegas car accident. As part of your chiropractic treatment from your Las Vegas auto accident, you may need treatment three times a week for the first three weeks, with a gradual tapering off of visits, to twice a week and then to once a week or once every other week. One of the biggest problems with chiropractic treatment is: Time. Prior to your Las Vegas car accident, you were pressed for time to get everything done. Now, you have to add medical treatment on to that, and it can be a stressful time in your life. Your Las Vegas lawyer will tell you that going to your treatments is one of the most important things you can do, for two reasons. First, if you don’t get the treatment you need, you might not get better. Second, your treatment helps your Las Vegas car accident lawyer prove your case. Without the doctor’s treatment record, your accident lawyer will not be able prove your case properly. So, get the treatment you need, when you need it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Las Vegas Auto Accidents: Primary care treatment

After your initial emergency and urgent care treatment from your Las Vegas car accident, your Las Vegas car accident lawyer may refer you to a primary care doctor, who can coordinate all of your treatment. Your primary care doctor will be responsible for your initial medications (after the ones from the Urgent or emergency care facility run out) and referrals to other doctors who are needed for your care.

One of the most important things you can do for your case and your
Las Vegas car accident lawyer, is to tell your primary care physician all of your complaints. For example, if you have pain in your lower back, that radiates down into your legs, with numbness and tingling, your Las Vegas auto accident lawyer, needs you to tell your doctor all of your complaints. You might simply want to tell your doctor that you have lower back pain, but if your pain is radiating down your legs, it means you may have something structurally wrong with your spine, that needs additional medical care.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Auto Accident Tip

After you have been injured in a Las Vegas car accident, it is important to seek medical treatment. The responding police officer may ask if you need an ambulance. If you feel that is it unsafe for you to drive and are in severe pain, your Las Vegas auto accident lawyer high recommends that you take the police up on their offer for a medical evaluation at the Las Vegas car accident scene. Otherwise, if you feel well enough to drive your car safely, you can go to an Urgent Care Center. However, your Las Vegas car accident lawyer would counsel you to call your lawyer first, to help direct you to the best urgent care facility, where you will receive the best treatment. Your Las Vegas car accident lawyer works with caring doctors, who are knowledgeable in the field of car accident injuries and who will provide you with the highest level of care possible. Next time, we will talk about what to expect after your initial emergency and urgent care treatment.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Auto Accident Tip

One of the most important jobs your Las Vegas personal injury attorney will do for you is coordinate your medical care. After a car accident you are in a lot of pain. You seek emergency care treatment and as time goes on you try to live with the pain. Work, family and the everyday stresses and demands of life seem to take over, while you put your medical treatment on the back burner. Although you are still in a lot of pain after your Las Vegas auto accident, you try and just live with it for the time being. Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney at von Magdenko & Potucek, will make sure that you receive the continued care you need. You may need physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic care or even surgery. The last thing you want is being unable to pay for the medical care you need. Your personal injury attorney will make sure that you get the care you need without any out of pocket expense. During my next series of blogs, I will discuss the different types of treatment you might receive after a car accident and what you can expect from it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Car Accident Tip

One of the most important things you will face after being involved in a car accident in Las Vegas, is dealing with the insurance company. If you do not have an attorney representing you for your car accident, the insurance company will contact you and pressure you into signing documents, limiting your right of monetary recovery against them. However, if you have an attorney in Las Vegas, the insurance company will not be able to take advantage of you. Some people believe that they do not need a lawyer to represent them in their auto accident. They think that they just want what they deserve and nothing more. The problem with that thinking, is that the insurance company will try and give you less than you deserve. Hiring a lawyer to be your advocate in your Las Vegas car accident case is the best thing you can do to make sure you do not get put in a bad predicament twice.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

STEP EIGHT: GETTING THE CARE YOU NEED

STEP ONE: Called 911.


STEP TWO: Move or Leave your Car 


STEP THREE: Talking with the Other Driver.


STEP FOUR: Talking to Witnesses.

STEP FIVE: Taking Pictures.

STEP SIX: Talking to the Police

STEP SEVEN: Contacting your Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas

STEP EIGHT: GETTING THE CARE YOU NEED


Your Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas will coordinate your care and be the advocate that you need to put you on the road to recovery. Usually, the first doctor you will see, will be at an Urgent Care, on the day of the accident. X-rays may be taken to make sure that you have not suffered from any broken bones, however injuries to parts of your body will not show up on the x-rays. So, even if your x-ray is normal, that does not mean you are not injured. After seeing an Urgent Care doctor and getting x-rays done, your Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas will schedule an appointment with a chiropractor, physical therapist or general physician, depending on your needs.

A vast majority of people get better after 1 to 3 months of treatment. However, if you are going to your doctor and not seeing an improvement in your symptoms, it may be a sign that you may have a more long term injury to your spine. Your Personal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas will make sure you receive a CT Scan or MRI, which can look more closely at your spine, to see what is wrong. Your Car Accident Attorney Las Vegas will make sure that you receive the care you need.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

STEP SEVEN: CONTACTING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER LAS VEGAS

STEP ONE: Called 911.


STEP TWO: Move or Leave your Car 


STEP THREE: Talking with the Other Driver.


STEP FOUR: Talking to Witnesses.

STEP FIVE: Taking Pictures.

STEP SIX: Talking to the Police.

STEP SEVEN: CONTACTING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER LAS VEGAS


Contacting your Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas is easy. You can call, email or just stop by our office for a consultation. If you are in too much pain, in the hospital or for any other reason, cannot come to your Accident Lawyer Las Vegas office, we will come to you. When meeting with your lawyer, the process of pursuing a claim will be explained to you. The first thing your Personal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas will do is determine what additional care you need and refer you to caring and thorough doctors.


Your lawyer will contact the other driver’s insurance company and well as your insurance company, so you can focus on healing, instead of dealing with the insurance companies. Your Accident Lawyer Las Vegas will help with fixing the damage to your car and getting a rental car so you can get to where you need to go. From there, your lawyer will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the care you need and that you receive the maximum amount of money your case is worth.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peronal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas -STEP SIX: TALKING TO THE POLICE

STEP ONE: Called 911.
STEP TWO: Move or Leave your Car 
STEP THREE: Talking with the Other Driver.
STEP FOUR: Talking to Witnesses.
STEP SIX: TALKING TO THE POLICE.


Once you have talked to witnesses, the police will have likely arrived. It is important to tell the responding police officer everything about the accident, including whether you had to move your car and any statements the other driver made, such as admitting they were only their cel phone, on medication or not paying attention while driving. Also ensure that all witness names, statements and contact information are given to the police officer. By doing these things at the accident scene, you will ensure your Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas, has the best foundation with which to pursue your case. The police officer will talk to you, the other driver and all witnesses independently. 



Once the police have completed their investigation, including measuring any skid marks and talking to all those involved, they will prepare a written report. Your Accident Lawyer Las Vegas will request a copy of the traffic accident report prepared by the police officer, which is usually available within 1 to 2 weeks after the date of the accident.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer - Step 5

STEP FIVE: TAKING PICTURES.

Once you have:
STEP ONE: Called 911.
STEP TWO: Move or Leave your Car depending on safety.
STEP THREE: Talked to the Other Driver.
STEP FOUR: Talking to Witnesses.

You can now move onto:

STEP FIVE: TAKING PICTURES.

One of the most important things you can do to assist your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer is to take pictures of the damage to your car and the other driver’s car. Since you have already determined that you and your vehicle are safe, start taking pictures. You may have a camera on your cell phone. If you do, use that. If you cell phone does not have a camera, I suggest storing a disposable camera in your glove compartment to use during an emergency.

Once you have your camera ready, take pictures of both cars up close to get a good view of the damages, as well as far away, to get an overall view of the damaged cars. You can also take pictures of the other driver, any passengers or witnesses to the accident. Your Las Vegas Auto Accident Lawyer also suggests that you take pictures of the intersection or other area where the accident happened, to give others a good view of where the accident took place. If you are so badly injured, ask a witness to take the above photographs, including pictures of yourself. Once you have taken those pictures, you can give those to your Accident Lawyer Las Vegas, to help with you case. Next time, we will talk about conversations with the responding police officers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Car Accident Attorney Las Vegas

STEP FOUR IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Once you have:
STEP ONE: Called 911.
STEP TWO: Move or Leave your Car depending on safety.
STEP THREE: Talked to the Other Driver.
You can now move onto
STEP FOUR: Talking to Witnesses.

One of the most important things you and only you can do after an accident, is to talk to the people who witnessed the accident. Even if you were rear-ended by another driver and you think they are clearly at fault, you still need to have witnesses. It is very common for a driver who slams into the back of an other car (you) to later claim that you cut them off and therefore caused the Las Vegas Accident. By having witnesses, you can make sure no false accusations are made against you.

The reason why you are the only person who can talk to witnesses, is that by the time the police arrive, which can take up to 15-30 minutes, any witnesses may have left the accident scene. Also, by the time you talk to your Personal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas, the witnesses will be long gone.

So, when talking to a witness make sure you talk to them about what they saw and get the following information: a. Name, b. Home/Cel Phone Number, c. Work Phone Number, d. Home and Work Address. People move and change jobs a lot, so by getting their work and home information, you increase the likelihood of being able to contact them months down the road when their clear view of the accident is important. Next time we met, we will discuss STEP
FIVE: TAKING PICTURES.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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STEP THREE IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT: TALKING TO THE OTHER DRIVER.

After you have 1. Called 911 and 2. Decided whether it is safe to leave your car where it is or move it, the next step 3. Is to talk to the driver of the other car in your Las Vegas Car Accident. The first thing you want to do when talking to the other driver, is to get their license plate number and their insurance information. In getting their insurance information, be sure to write down a. the other driver’s name, b. their insurance company, c. the insurance company’s phone number, and d. the policy number the other driver has with their insurance company.

Although you may in shock and your emotions are riding high, try to stay calm when talking to the other driver. Your first inclination may to start swearing or yelling at the other driver, but just remember that you have a Personal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas, who will make sure you made as whole as possible after the accident. You may simply want to wait for the police to arrive and not talk anymore with the other driver. However, if the other driver says they are sorry, was on their cel phone or doing something other than paying full attention to driving, be sure to tell the police everything the other driver said to you after the accident. The police officer will write down your side of the story and other driver’s comments in the police report.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Car Accident Lawyer Las Vegas

STEP TWO…. CONT. IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Following up on what to do after you have called 911 and assessed that it is safe to leave your vehicle were it is after an accident. You may want to LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE WHERE IT IS AFTER A WRECK. A good Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer will tell you why you may want to do so.

There is one time when you do want to leave your vehicle where it ended up after a crash: to assist the police in reconstructing the accident. Once you have determined it is safe, you can leave your vehicle in the road after an accident. Once the police arrive, they may do an “Accident Investigation”. In an Accident Investigation, the police will measure skid marks, note where the vehicle’s ended up after an accident and create an outline of what potentially happened to cause the accident. If you move your car, the police cannot do an Accident Investigation.

In a common rear-end car accident, this is usually not necessary to leave your car where it ended up after the accident. However, when your vehicle was hit an angle or thrown 10-20 feet as a result of the impact, knowing where you ended up is important for your Las Vegas Accident case.

Next time we talk, I will go over the third step after a car accident: talking to the driver of the other car.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Personal Injury Las Vegas

STEP TWO
ASSESS SAFETY BEFORE EXITING YOUR VEHICLE AND MOVE YOUR VEHICLE IF NECESSARY TO AVOID FURTHER INJURY. After you have called 911 then you can get out of your car, only if it is safe to do so. If you are on the freeway when an accident has happened, be very careful not to cause any more damage to your vehicle or any harm to yourself, as a result of oncoming traffic. When you have an accident, your safety is the number one concern. Having a Car Accident Las Vegas Lawyer is also important. Your Personal Injury Las Vegas Lawyer knows what to do to ensure your health and safety needs are met. We hope this blog gives you information to make informed decisions after an accident, when you may be in shock and uncertain on what to do.

Once you are certain that you are safe, you can exit your vehicle. However, if you feel that it is not safe to exit your vehicle or to leave your vehicle where it is, you may want to consider moving your vehicle and yourself out of harm’s way. There is a classic case in Nevada where the driver of vehicle and a would-be helpful Samaritan decided to leave a disabled vehicle in the road to wait for help. It was dark out. The car’s headlight’s were left off. A semi-truck, not seeing the car in the dark, rammed into the car, with passengers inside. There was considerable injury to the passengers, as a result of leaving the car in the roadway. Don’t cause more damage by leaving your car on a potentially dangerous area of the road. Next time we talk, I will go over why you may want to leave your vehicle were it is after an accident, after you have determined it is safe to do so.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Car Accidents Las Vegas

It has been another good week and I would like to inform you on what you should do when you are involved in a car accident in Las Vegas. My blog over the next several weeks will go over, step by step, what you should do after a car wreck and how to best start your case for Injury Lawyers Las Vegas.

STEP ONE:

If you are unfortunate enough to have been hit by an inattentive driver, the FIRST thing you should do is CALL 911. Although you will need a Personal Injury Attorney Las Vegas, calling the police needs to be done first. Do not call your spouse or a friend. The reason? You’re cel phone records can be subpoenaed (the other side’s attorney can request them from your cel phone company). So, if your case goes to Court, the other side’s attorney may review your phone records looking for ways to deny you any recovery. If you call someone else first, the other side may argue that you were on your phone when the accident happened and try and blame you for the car accident.

There is another important point about calling the police after you have been in a Car Accident in Las Vegas. All 911 calls are recorded, so whatever you say on the phone may be used against you. So, just state (1) that you were in a car accident; (2) the location of the accident; and (3) that you need police and medical attention.

During my next blog, I will talk to you about what actions you should take once you have called 911.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Auto Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas

Thank you for coming back to my Personal Injury Lawyer Las Vegas blog today. I had a very busy week. I had a trial with my law partner on Tuesday. We won!! I also have an upcoming trial on Monday . Two trials in one week! Since my last blog, I had a client who was so happy with my service, calling him back to check on him, seeing him at his convenience, he referred a friend of his to my office for a Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas.
The new client was making a left hand turn, when another car ran a red light, resulting in a t-bone collision. I spoke with my new client on the phone and he was very upset about the situation. As he was making his left hand turn, he had a green arrow. Oncoming traffic had a red light. The person who struck my client was given a citation. However, with a completely wrecked car and a hurt body, my client did not know what to do. My new client has a full time job and has a family to support. Once he visits his own Auto Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas, he will be on the road to recovery. I will coordinate his medical care, as he hasn’t even gone to the doctor yet, even though the accident was a week ago! I will also make sure he has a rental car so he can get to and from work. I will focus on getting him medical treatment and a replacement care, so he can focus on getting better. Until next time, have a safe and productive week.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

Thank you for coming back to my blog for Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas. I had a new client call this past week after he was rear-ended in a car accident in Las Vegas and needing a lawyer for his Auto Accident in Las Vegas. My client, “Alfonso” (all names on the blog have been changed to protect my client’s identities) is a car salesman and was sitting in the passenger seat of a car, when the car was hit from behind by an inattentive driver.
Not knowing what to do or who to turn to, Alfonso called me. I was able to get a same day appointment with a general doctor for him as well as with a chiropractor. Alfonso was given prescriptions to help with his pain as well as a note from both treatment providers that to allow him to be off work for a week, so his body could heal. Alfonso is already feeling better and appreciates that he has someone working for him. I am more than happy to help and will be glad when he is pain-free.
It is people like Alfonso, hard working people, injured through no fault of their own that need the help of a lawyer. That way, they can focus on getting better, while their personal injury lawyer, will focus on getting them care and compensation they need.
Until next time have a safe and happy week.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Advice

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