This is the hardest time in your life. It is, hands down, the hardest thing that you have been through so far.
One minute you were going about the activities of your typical day. The next minute you got the call that your loved one had been involved in a serious crash on Interstate 235 in Des Moines. You rushed to the hospital and it is there that you sit, holding the hand of your child, spouse, or parent and wondering whether he or she is going to live or die.
You May Feel Helpless—But You’re Not
Right now you are providing the emotional support your loved one needs and helping to make important medical decisions that your loved one cannot make. Right now you can also make the difficult legal decisions that your loved one cannot make. You can contact an experienced lawyer and discuss your loved one’s rights and how best to protect them.
You Do Not Need to Know Your Loved One’s Final Injuries Before You Call
Instead, you can talk to a lawyer about what has happened and a lawyer can advise you about what to do next. If someone else’s negligence caused the I-235 crash that resulted in your loved one’s injuries then the time to investigate the accident may be now. If your loved one survives, as we hope he or she will, then your loved one may have a personal injury case and if your loved one does die from the injuries then there may be a wrongful death case that can be brought.
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