Karen sighed deeply. She couldn’t wait to get home from work. It has been a long day to say the least. It seemed like all of her coworkers were coming to her expecting her to solve their problems. As she passed through the last intersection before her house, a car that was waiting to turn left, failed to yield to her as it turned left and smashed right into Karen’s Car.
A sudden jolt, a sharp stab in her neck, then silence. Karen sat in her seat processing what just happened. After coming to the realization, Karen quickly jumped out of her car and assessed the damage. She put her hand on her stiff neck as she examined her the damage to the front bumper, headlights, and front right side of her car. She didn’t have time for this right now.
Finding a good mechanic can seem straightforward after your car accident. You call around, get some quotes, then take it to the one that looks best. This process may sound simple in theory, but sometimes it is a little more challenging than this. First of all, recent car accident victims are often feeling a lot of pain. This pain becomes the victim’s chief concern (as it should be). In trying to deal with this pain, property damage and many other matters may move to the back burner. We see this every day with many of our clients.
When you are getting a mechanic to fix your car, you don’t just need someone who will do a good job, but someone who will help alleviate the stress of the situation, not contribute to it. There are so many mechanics out there, and between looking at online reviews (that you hope are reliable) and prices, it can become an overwhelming task very quickly.
There are so many decisions that have to be made following an accident like where to get the best medical treatment, finding a mechanic to take your car to get fixed, how to get all the documents for the insurance company, etc. All of these decisions, coupled with healing from your injuries can induce a psychological phenomenon known as “decision fatigue.” Decision fatigue was discovered by a social psychologist named Roy F. Baumeister. It is defined as the finite store of mental energy for exerting self-control. In an article in the New York Times, suffering from decision fatigue can leave you vulnerable to making poorer decisions than if you had full mental faculties.
While we cannot make any guarantees against getting decision fatigue, we can help reduce the severity. Here at The Advocates Law Firm, we can recommend a great mechanic in the area where you live. We take our duty to our clients very seriously. We want to make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We do not contract with any mechanics, but we know which ones are good and are happy to recommend one to you. Ultimately, you should take your car somewhere you feel comfortable and safe. Just let our staff know if you are interested in this service.