Certainly, the average person involved in a car crash might receive major or minor injuries. Often, they are completely confused and do not know the best course of action to take after the accident. We’ve heard the stories about people that panic and leave the scene of the accident, even though they’ve suffered injuries or injured another driver. Never leave the scene of the accident. Stay on-site until help arrives or you could face criminal charges.
What To Do Immediately After The Car Crash
Check yourself and passengers for injuries. Do not attempt to move any injured people on the scene or passengers in your vehicle. If the accident was serious, call the police or an ambulance on your cell phone as soon as possible. Wait at the scene for medical help and a police officer to arrive to take a report on the accident. Make sure that you get the police officers badge number and name for future reference.
Never take the blame for the accident at the scene of the crash. This admission could hurt your case in a court of law because you are admitting legal liability for the car crash. This is especially true if there were several witnesses present that heard your admission. Make sure to get the contact information for other drivers, witnesses, and people at the accident scene. Release your contact information to the other driver.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Contact your insurance company about the car crash. It is important for you to reveal all the facts concerning the accident to the insurance company. Do not lie to the insurance company or try to cover up any important facts because if the insurance company determined that you lied about the facts, they could deny your insurance claim.
Keep Track Of All Medical Treatment
Gather together all the medical information that verifies that you received injuries that were due to the car crash. Those medical reports received from a hospital, physician, physical therapist, or other medical personnel are vital to your car crash injuries case. Make several copies of those reports, bills, and other medical documents. Store them in a safe place. These papers are valid documents that verify the severity of your injuries.
Obtain More Proof
One of the best ways to verify the injuries received and the damage to your vehicle is through photographs. Fortunately, most cell phones are equipped with a reasonably good camera. Take as many pictures as possible of your vehicle at the accident scene. Take close-up pictures of the damage to your car to give to the insurance adjuster and to your legal team.
Lawyer For Car Crash Injuries
When should you hire a lawyer? Remember, you do not have to face the big insurance companies and others involved in the car crash accident alone. You have the right to contact a lawyer for car crash injuries immediately after the accident occurs. However, you should hire attorneys with plenty of experience handling car crash injury cases with a high success record. Often, the case is very complicated and goes to trial. Therefore, you require a lawyer with plenty of trial experience too.
Hire an attorney to look out for you, defend your rights, and to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our firm has an experienced team of personal injury lawyers that are dedicated to looking out for the little guy or gal that has to go up against the big insurance companies. We also educate other legal professionals on the correct methods to adopt in court to obtain justice for their clients involved in a car crash injury case.
Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota FL, 34236