Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of whose fault they may be. Accidents can cause serious injuries and damages that may be life-altering. If you are injured in a car accident that’s not your fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the insurance company. There are some things that you can do after the accident that can save your life and also assist you in getting compensated.
Regardless of who is at fault, the first thing to do is to move to a safe place away from traffic. However, you should remain in close proximity to the scene until the accident is reported and the facts are recorded. The next thing to do is to make sure that you are examined by a medical expert and that your injuries are documented, however minor they may seem to you at the time.
It is very important that you call the police and request a police report of the accident. This document serves as vital evidence in a court of law to prove that the accident happened, but also provides all of the necessary first-hand information about the accident.
Avoid discussing the accident regarding who is at fault with the other driver. Get the names, phone numbers, addresses, insurance information and license plate numbers from all the drivers. And if there are any eyewitnesses, get their contact information also. Doing this will help your lawyer expedite your case.
Take pictures and videos because they will serve as invaluable evidence.
Call your insurance company and make them aware of the accident and your medical condition. Be ready to provide all the necessary information, such as the police and medical report information.
The next best thing to do is consult an experienced car accident injury lawyer. If you attempt to arrive at a settlement with an insurance company on your own, you may get less than you deserve and the case could drag on for a long period of time. Moreover, if the driver at fault is not willing to admit responsibility, the case can become complicated. If you hire an attorney, his or her office will take care of all the paperwork and necessary investigations for you.
Ganim Injury Lawyers effectively represent clients who have suffered personal injuries or property damage in car accidents. We help you get your medical bills paid, make sure you do not suffer financially through any loss of wages and make sure your insurance company pays for future treatment related to your injury. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. Call 203-445-6542 or 877-828-4279, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.