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Unfortunately, auto accidents happen every single day. And while you may think you can handle the situation on your own, you could benefit from contacting an auto accident attorney. At Gerling Law, we have years of experience helping individuals who are just like you: those who have been injured in a car crash.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, let the professionals assist you. After all, you’ve been through enough, and your sole focus now should be set on healing.

About Auto Accidents

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than 2.35 million individuals are injured or disabled each year throughout the United States due to auto accidents.

There are several types of auto accidents, such as the following: rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, sideswipes, head-on collisions, vehicle rollovers, and more. Further, these accidents can lead to a myriad of injuries. Of course, the nature of the accident will determine the severity of the injury.

Common injuries sustained in auto accidents include head and back injuries, neck and chest injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and more.

After an Auto Accident

Following an auto accident, the most important thing to do is verify your safety, as well as the safety of all other passengers. If your vehicle is in the middle of the road and in potential danger of getting hit again, move it off to the side. Then, call the police, as getting a professional report is imperative. Exchange information with the driver of the other car, never admit fault for the accident, and if you can, take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area.

Next, get checked out by a doctor, even if you don’t have any symptoms or ailments. It is possible to have internal injuries or even a concussion, but not be aware of it. Finally, contact an auto accident attorney to help you with the process moving forward. Better yet, if you are in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, then contact Gerling Law today.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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