Every fourteen seconds there is a car accident in the United States that results in an injury. If you have never been involved in an automobile accident either as a driver or a passenger you probably know someone who has. With over 60 million automobiles on our roads and highways the likely hood you will be involved in an automobile accident during your lifetime is very high.
The moments after a automobile accident can be very confusing. Do you know what you steps you need to take immediately after an accident has occurred? What should you do if the accident you were involved in has caused injuries to you or your loved ones? What if the other person is at fault in the accident and does not have a valid automobile insurance policy? Each of these circumstances creates complex legal issues for both parties involved in the accident. If you are involved in any type of automobile accident you need to get sound advice from an experienced and licensed personal injury attorney, one who works everyday to make sure you and your loved ones receive the treatment you deserve.
Immediately after any automobile accident your first priority should always be to contact the local police department to provide for the safety and well being of all parties involved. If someone has been injured seek out immediate medical attention. Exchange information will all the people involved in the accident including the other driver, the police officer from the scene, and any witnesses. Takes notes about the location of the accident and the circumstances involved, these facts will be most clear in your mind immediately after the accident. At no point do you want to admit or attempt to assign fault for the accident, simply describe what happened to cause the accident to the police officer. Do not discuss the details of what happened with any other parties at scene of the accident.
It is at this point in the process you want to retain the services of an attorney experienced in personal injury and automobile accident litigation. Your attorney can help you file your insurance claim with the insurance company, assist you in evaluating the extent of your physical injuries, and make sure you understand all of the compensation you could be entitled to due to the accident. Many injuries suffered in automobile accidents are masked by the adrenaline rush you experience after the accident and can show up hours or even days after the accident. Your attorney will be experienced in dealing with these types of potential injuries and ensure you receive the proper medical examinations to avoid problems down the road.
Insurance companies work extensively to minimize payments to settle insurance claims and do not have your best interests in mind. Let your attorney work on your behalf to get the compensation you are entitled to while you focus on your recovery. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, payment for damage to your vehicle and/or personal property, and for pain and suffering caused by the accident. Rest assured the insurance company has lawyers working to protect its interests, why would you not want to do the same?
If you have been involved in an automobile accident in the past or become involved in one in the future contact a personal injury attorney from LedgerLaw at 800-300-0001 to make sure your automobile insurance claim is handled professionally and you receive the compensation you deserve. Let LedgerLaw do the hard work of resolving your accident claim fairly, accurately, and quickly while you take on the even more important task of the physical and emotional recovery from your automobile accident.