After a Car Accident
Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a car accident to protect your rights? Watch this video to learn more. Free consultations.
What should I do after being injured in a car accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, there are a few things that are essential you do. The first thing is contacting law enforcement. Make sure that they’re there to document the scene, assess who was at fault, and hopefully gather witness names. Notwithstanding, even if police come to the scene, make sure that you independently get witness name and contact information. Don’t rely on law enforcement because there are many times that law enforcement does not document the witness information. Oftentimes, when we have an independent third-party witness who’s going to tell an insurance company how an accident happened, it tips the scale in our client’s favor to make the insurance companies pay.
The next thing that you should do if you’ve been involved in a car accident is document any injuries including bruising, cuts, or any other physical manifestations of injury as a result of your car accident. It’s important that that be documented because it will go away otherwise, and the insurance company may not believe that it actually happened.
The next thing that you should do if you’ve been involved in a car accident is hire a competent, qualified attorney. Don’t contact any insurance companies before you do that. The insurance companies are trained to ask you questions that will minimize any payout they ultimately have to make to you.
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