When an injury is thrusted into your life unnaturally it can drastically change your life. The last thing you want to deal with when you are suffering from an injury is to deal with greedy insurance companies who only have one thing in mind-to minimize your injury and pay as little as possible to you.
STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING YOUR CAR ACCIDENT:
1. Gather all of the relevant information on the scene of the crash:
This includes obtaining the at-fault parties drivers license, insurance information and contacting the police so you have a police report. Police reports become crucial pieces of information when determining liability. Make sure that you take photographs of the scene. This is crucial because you want to make sure that you have the scene exactly how it looked like on the date of the accident. We have dealt with countless cases where the at-fault party driver later claims that they were not at fault. So, having photographs of the location of the vehicles at the time of impact is extremely important. If you are in a catastrophic collision, if you can have a family member or a friend take these photographs for you.
2. Get medical attention right away:
One of the things insurance companies look at is whether the party received medical attention right away. Getting medical attention is crucial. At a minimum, you want to make sure you at least see your primary care doctor and notify them that you have been in an accident and the areas of your body that you are having difficulty with.
3. Do not Discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney:
DO NOT under any circumstance discuss the case with the at fault parties insurance. This is sort of like in criminal cases. The insurance company is trying to obtain information from you so that they can use it against you later on. Under no circumstance should you speak with the at-fault parties insurance. Under our evidence laws, anything you tell them can be used against you later on in your case.
4. Look for a reputable Car Accident Attorney:
There are many personal injury and car accident attorneys out there. You want to make sure to hire one that has a good reputation in the community. You should definitely do your own due diligence before hiring an attorney. You will be spending a considerable amount of time with them and he/she will become an integral part of your life. Make sure you look on all of the available website, such as Avvo, Google and Yelp to check out the attorneys reviews and endorsements. Look at their past track record of success. These are all extremely important things to look at because they are going to impact the amount of money that you are ultimately going to be able to get from the insurance company.
How We Can Help You
We are here every step of the way. If you do not have health insurance, or even if you do have health insurance, we can link you to the best doctors and specialists in town to make sure that you get the best health care possible. We will then negotiate on your behalf to try and get you the best settlement.
If the insurance company is playing games, as they regularly do and does not want to pay, we will guide you through the litigation process and trial if need be to make sure that the insurance company pays for everything, they took from you.
No one wakes up in the morning anticipating getting injured in a car wreck. We are here to make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you.
Common Injuries in Car Accident Cases
Here are the common injuries we see in car accidents:
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my injury claim last?
The claim can last anywhere from 6 months to two years. This all depends on the severity of the injuries, the need for future care, whether litigation is involved, and if so if the case gets continues either by the court or by the defense.
I don’t have health insurance can I still get treatment for my injuries?
Yes. We can link you to the best doctors and specialists in town who will be able to help you without you paying them anything out of pocket. The doctors will get paid from the proceeds of your settlement.
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