Injured in a Car Accident? Check Out Our Best Advice Before Proceeding

Once you are injured in a car accident, there are a handful of things you should do immediately after as a result. It’s important to remember that your health and compensation are the most important factors after an accident takes place. Follow these tips to put your mind at ease and ensure your rights are protected as you are recovering from your injury.

At the Scene of the Accident

There are a few things you’ll want to be sure to do at the scene of the accident for the sake of your safety and your case moving forward.

Call Law Enforcement

No surprises here. Contacting law enforcement is essential for several reasons. For starters, the emergency response can get you the help you need if your injuries are severe. Additionally, law enforcement will be able to begin a preliminary report consisting of eyewitness accounts, interviews with both parties and an investigation of the scene. Without this report, the other driver involved could potentially deny that the accident even took place at all.

Stay in Contact with Witnesses

Having witnesses testify down the road can significantly bolster the strength of your case. Always be sure to gather witness contact information in the event that they leave the scene before law enforcement arrives or the police report doesn’t contain witness contact information.

Get Treatment ASAP

It’s important to seek medical treatment for all accident related injuries immediately. If you wait a few days, the last thing you want is your insurance company to think that your injury is not related to your recent accident. Prevent this by seeking medical attention and getting all of your injuries documented in your medical records right away.

The Days that Follow

Hire an Experienced Attorney

Having a true ally to guide you along the post-accident process will greatly aid you. While your insurance company does work for you, it’s no secret that they must put themselves first as a for-profit business. An attorney’s job is to assist you in things like receiving compensation, getting your vehicle fixed or replaced and ensuring that your medical needs are met.

Help with Your Car Accident Claim

After a car accident, you deserve a skilled attorney who will get you the compensation that you deserve. Call (410) 986-0088 to consult with an experienced attorney at the Law Office of Elizabeth A. Lawrence today.

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