Almost 7 million vehicle accidents occur in the United States each year, resulting in nearly 2 million people being injured, and killing over 33,000. (https://cdan.nhtsa.gov/)
If you have been involved in a car accident and were injured as a result, you are probably concerned about how you will pay for necessary medical treatment, repairs to your vehicle and other expenses that come up because of the accident. If your loved one was catastrophically or fatally injured in an accident, you need to know what benefits you may be entitled to and how to pursue those benefits under the law.
Get connected with Accident Attorneys who understand the stress and confusion that vehicular accidents can cause for victims and their families. You can be connected with experienced accident attorneys who have spent years litigating motor vehicle accident cases, including head-on collisions and hit-and-run accidents, and have recovered over a billion dollars for their clients. Your claim will be handled in an efficient and timely manner that achieves the results you deserve.
Important Steps to Take When in a Car Accident
Seek prompt medical attention
Cooperate with law enforcement and medical personnel at the scene. Clearly explain your injuries so medical treatment can be started as soon as possible to put you on the path to wellness. First responders and healthcare providers will document the extent of your injuries, as well as the treatment plan and your progress towards healing.
Take photographs of the scene
Take photographs of the scene of the auto accident, all vehicles involved, and if possible, any physical injuries sustained in the accident. Taking photographs of the entire scene of the accident enables attorneys to more effectively handle your case.
Pay attention to what the at-fault party says or admits at the accident scene. Ask the at-fault party what they believe may have caused the accident. Make sure the police and/or first responders document the driver(s) of the other vehicle(s). Also make note of any witnesses that may have observed the accident.
Cooperate with law enforcement
Make sure to get a police report of the accident. Take notes regarding what the police officer said about the cause of the accident. If the officer issued a citation, find out who the citation was issued to and the reason for the citation. Also find out from the policeman how to obtain a copy of the report so you can keep it for your records.
Seek legal advice
Do not talk to any insurance representative, except from your own insurance company. If an insurance adjustor asks to record your answers to their questions, refuse if you have not obtained the guidance of an experienced attorney first. Insurance companies often encourage you to admit some portion of fault, like conceding that you were speeding or talking on your cell phone, they may also try to get you to say you were not seriously injured.
Remember, your health is what is most important. Your injuries will take time to heal. Consistently follow your physicians’ orders with the goal of becoming pain free.
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