5 Pieces of Advice When You've Been in a Car Accident
The paralegals in our office have over 60 years of experience all tolled. They are experts in handling your medical malpractice, personal injury, military and veterans medical malpractice, construction injury, and criminal or DUI charges. One of the most common things that we are all subject to are car accidents. So many of us commute every day and have no control over the other drivers on the road. No one wants to be party to a car accident, but they can happen to anyone, anywhere. A car accident can be disorientating, scary, and sometimes tragic. It is common following a car accident for many people to be asking you for information, to make a quick decision, asking you directed questions about your injuries, or to release certain individuals from liability. We have compiled this list of 5 pieces of advice when you have been in a car accident from one of our most seasoned paralegals.
1. Obtain all auto insurance information, make and model all vehicles involved in the accident, and all information of the owners of the vehicle (including drivers license numbers) (make sure to actually see their identification cards).
2. Don’t give a recorded statement to the adverse carrier (the other driver’s insurance). They may call you on the phone and request a statement. It is fair to deny their request.
3. If no police arrive at the scene, still file a police report. You can do this on the collision report website.
4. Immediately contact your insurance provider and provide them all information that you obtained in 1.
5. Seek treatment for any injuries sooner than later to reduce the permanency of your injuries.
We hope this helps guide you. Sometimes just a little more knowledge offers us piece of mind in a stressful situation such as a car accident.