01 May Here is Exactly What You Should do After a Car Accident
An auto accident is a traumatic, potentially life-changing event that can devastate your health, well-being and your finances. The steps you take immediately after your car accident are likely to determine your eligibility for financial compensation that covers your losses. Fail to take the proper steps and you will sabotage your case to the point that you might not receive any compensation at all. Our legal team is here to help. If you are involved in an auto accident of any type, call 1-800-Hurt-911 for immediate legal assistance. Below, we outline the essential steps every auto injury victim must take to maximize his or her chances of obtaining justice in the form of financial compensation.
Pull Over to a Safe Space
Do not block traffic after the collision occurs. If possible, pull over to the side of the road or the nearest side street. If the negligent driver attempts to flee the scene of the accident, do not chase after him or her. A high-speed chase is a challenge best handled by the police. Put the vehicle in park, turn on the hazard lights and proceed to the next step.
Call the Police to Document the Accident
A formal police report is necessary to document the accident. The police officer will document the all pertinent details in writing. The officer might also interview eyewitnesses. However, if the police officer leaves the scene without conducting such interviews, do not assume his or her feedback is unimportant. If you have a smartphone or pen and paper, record or write down the names and contact information of all eyewitnesses. Be sure to write down the other driver’s driver license number, license plate number, auto insurance information, name and contact information.
Seek Immediate Medical Treatment
It is highly recommended that you visit with a credible medical professional as soon as possible after your accident. Ideally, you will head straight from the scene of the accident to a medical facility for a prompt and thorough evaluation. This is your opportunity to receive treatment, medical advice and the uber-important medical report that details your injuries.
The alternative is to avoid the doctor and essentially ruin your chances of obtaining compensation for your losses. Take this route and it is only a matter of time until you regret the decision. There is a chance injuries resulting from the accident will not be felt hours, days or even upwards of a week after the crash. Do not fall into the trap of assuming everything is alright, refusing to visit with the doctor and moving on with life only to be saddled with pain after the day of the accident. You only have 14 days from the date of the accident to be checked by a doctor or you may lose your medical benefits! If you’ve been hurt, we’re here to help. This is the proof necessary to win your case and obtain the money necessary to live a semblance of a normal life.
Contact Your Car Insurance Provider’s Emergency Claim Line
Reach out to your insurance company to report the accident. If necessary, hand the phone off to the police officer to explain the details of the accident. If you are not in too much pain and capable of thinking and speaking clearly, you can interact with the auto insurance agent on your own. Above all, do not admit fault of any sort for this accident.
The Next Step: Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at 1-800-Hurt-911
Contact our personal injury law firm at 1-800-Hurt-911 immediately after you exit the medical facility. This is your opportunity to schedule a consultation with our savvy personal injury attorneys. We will discuss the details of your case in-depth to get a true understanding of what actually occurred. Our legal team will analyze your medical records and determine if there is solid legal footing to file a claim against the negligent driver. If your case has merit, we will zealously advocate on your behalf to obtain the compensation necessary to cover all of your losses causally related to the accident.
It is possible to obtain financial compensation for everything from lost wages to medical expenses, the loss of use of a body part, pain, suffering, mental trauma and plenty more. Our primary purpose is to maximize your compensation after this terrible event. We will collect evidence, analyze medical reports, meet with eyewitnesses, obtain the police report and do whatever else is necessary within the confines of the law to bolster your case.
The Legal Assistance You Need is a Call Away
Our personal injury attorneys are here to fast-track your quest for justice after you are hurt in an accident. Get medical proof of your injuries then call 1-800-Hurt-911 to find out more about how we can obtain compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule an appointment where we will review the facts of the accident, analyze proof of injuries and craft a legal strategy for your unique case. Connect with local, experienced attorneys and doctors who will protect your rights and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve!