Step 1 – DO seek immediate medical care.
Step 2 – DO contact the police right away.
Step 3 – DO document the accident scene.
Step 4 – DO report your accident to the insurance companies.
Step 5 – Do NOT agree to any recorded statements before getting legal help.
Step 6 – Do NOT admit fault.
Step 7 – DO contact a local car accident lawyer.
Seek Medical Care Right After An Accident
No matter what else is happening, you must seek emergency medical care. Many injuries, such as whiplash and concussions, go unnoticed in the shock that follows an accident. You will only feel the pain days or weeks later, and by then, the injury will be much worse.
Not only is emergency care essential to your health, it will also be the key to receiving a fair and just settlement for your claim. Emergency responders and physicians will be able to identify all injuries directly caused by the accident and create a record to help increase your settlement amount.
What To Know About Documenting The Crash Scene
The police will also be essential to your case. The police will perform a full investigation of the accident scene and prepare a report that will help us prove fault. The police should be called immediately following the accident so evidence and witness statements can be preserved.
If you’re able, document what you can of the accident scene. Snap a few pictures of the vehicles involved, take witness names and numbers, and exchange insurance information with the other driver. Do not move any evidence or alter the scene.
How To Talk To The Insurance Companies
When reporting your accident to the insurance company, it’s essential that you only provide basic information such as the date and location of the accident. Do not be pressured into making statements, admitting fault, or providing details. Anything you say to the insurance company can and will be used against you. Simply provide the facts and state that you won’t discuss the matter any further without your attorney.
How To Contact The Felix Gonzalez Law Firm
Finally, contact our offices right away. Our personal injury lawyers will immediately begin gathering evidence, building your case, and assessing your injuries and damages if we accept your case. Once we represent you, we will also speak to the insurance company on your behalf and find medical specialists to help with your recovery.
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