What To Do After A Collision
First, call 911 right away if you or anyone else needs an ambulance. Before calling a lawyer, your mom, or a friend, get the medical care you need!
If you don’t need an ambulance, call the police. It’s important to fill out an accident report with a local officer. Make sure you get the police report number so you (or your attorney) can request a copy for your records.
Take photos of the accident if your injuries allow it. Take as many as you safely can. Photos are valuable pieces of evidence to support your personal injury claim.
Helpful Car Crash Photos
- The license plate of each vehicle
- A full view of your vehicle from each side
- The angle of the collision
- The placement of the vehicles
- The damage to each of the vehicles involved (include multiple angles, close-ups, and the full area of the damage to put it into context)
- The skids on the roadway
- The car’s VIN number and odometer reading
- Any visible injuries
Before you leave the scene, exchange insurance information with every other driver involved in the crash. Then, exchange contact information with every witness to the crash.
Next, get medical attention for your injury. Even if you don’t “feel” injured, see a doctor as soon as you can to ensure that any injury you might have suffered is accurately diagnosed.
Your next step is to talk to a personal injury lawyer about your options for an injury claim. That’s where we come in.
Your Personal Injury Claim
If you are a car accident victim, a personal injury claim is your way to seek compensation for your losses. Personal injury claims prove how you have suffered as the direct result of someone’s negligence.
In other words, someone’s actions caused a collision, the collision caused your injuries, and your injuries caused financial loss. You’re entitled to recover those damages.
Compensation Included in Personal Injury Claims
- Your Medical Bills
- Your Lost Wages
- Damage to Your Vehicle
- Potential Future Impairment
- Other Expenses Due to Your Injury
If you want to make sure you’re getting the compensation you need, contact us! A good personal injury lawyer knows how to maximize your claim. We keep insurance companies from taking advantage of people like you.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries or minor ones. Either way, the experience can cause stress and anxiety as well as physical pain. It’s important to get the help you need.
Potential Car Accident Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Scars and Bruises
Even minor injuries present serious disruptions to your everyday life. The last thing you need is to worry about medical bills or insurance red tape. Let us take care of those details for you.
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Give us a call if you’ve been injured in a car accident. We’re here to answer your questions.
Questions Covered In Our Car Accident Consultation
- How do personal injury claims work?
- What does my insurance policy cover?
- How does Personal Injury Protection (PIP) work?
- How do I get my car fixed or replaced?
- What does my police report say about my accident?
- How much will this cost me?
- What do I do next?
We also offer a FREE 30-minute review of your car insurance policy or police report. Contact us to schedule your consultation.