Motor Vehicle Accidents
ACT FAST: Crucial steps to take immediately after you are in a car accident
An attorney should be called before you admit any kind of fault to authorities or other drivers.
Call the police immediately. It is never a good idea to forego contacting the police after an accident. Not calling will make it difficult for you to have car damages repaired.
Trade insurance and contact information with all drivers involved in the accident.
Find and document any evidence by taking pictures and making notes of key details from your point of view. It is recommended not to share any accident pictures or details on your social media accounts.
Act now and understand your rights. There are time limits to filing a case. If you miss your state’s deadline, you will not be able to recover any damages.
Seek medical attention immediately after an accident. It is up to you to understand your injuries and to follow your Doctor’s instructions. If you don’t, the insurance adjuster may question the validity of your injury claim.
Talking with insurance companies without your attorney is a bad idea. One of the key goals an insurance company has is to get you to sign medical and other releases. It is in their best interest for you to accept a settlement that is lower that what you should get. Don’t do it.
What are my legal options?
If you or someone you know was in a car crash, contact the experienced traffic accidents team at 1-800-LAW-FIRM. We will analyze the details of your accident and customize the best course of action for you. All consultations are free and completely confidential.