Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, particularly if you’ve been injured, the experience can be scary and disorienting. It is crucial to stay calm, both for your immediate safety and because the things you do or don’t do after an accident can have important consequences in how a claim is eventually resolved.Free Case Evaluation
Assess your body and your injuries. The police should be called any time there is an auto accident injury. If possible, you should take pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved. You should exchange contact and insurance information with every driver involved. It is also important that you or a lawyer notify your insurance company as soon as possible. You could forfeit certain benefits under your policy if you fail to contact them in a timely manner. Many insurance companies have provisions that require notification within 30 days or less of the accident.
An attorney can be of help to you. The most important thing you can do to ensure a fair recovery is to speak to an attorney before making any statement to insurance company representatives. You can communicate with your insurance carrier as well as the insurers of other involved parties in a way that will not compromise the strength of your claim.