What Should You Do After A Car Crash?
Even minor accidents can be traumatic but the steps you take afterward can have a significant impact on your personal injury case. Here are four important things you should always do:
Seek Medical Attention
Your first priority should always be medical help. Check if you, your passengers or the other driver were injured. If so, call an ambulance.
If there are no noticeable injuries, visit a doctor promptly for a check-up. Many injuries do not show up immediately but could be very serious.
Keep doctor notes and medical records of any treatment you receive.
Call The Police
No matter how minor the accident, you will want a police report filed. Your attorney can use this information to show the accident happened and help you receive the compensation you need.
Report The Accident
You are required to report an accident to your insurer but do not give details. Simply tell the carrier you were involved in an accident and, if they ask, say you are unsure of the extent of the damages and injuries right now.
Insurance companies can use anything you say to delay or avoid payment. The Advocate Law Firm Professional Law Corporation can deal with insurers on your behalf to prevent any mistakes that could hurt your case.
Consult A Lawyer
Few people can handle the financial burden of damages and ongoing treatment after a car accident. A skilled California lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
For comprehensive assistance with your situation, contact us online or call 1-866-341-3575. We offer free initial consultations, and we can help you find the right financial options for your medical care. We also visit homes, offices and hospitals for appointments.
We are located in Irvine. We take cases from all of Southern California.