Although no one ever wants to be involved in a car accident, sometimes they are unavoidable. An auto collision can be scary and challenging to deal with after the incident, especially if you were injured. Taking the proper steps after your accident can make the process much smoother. You can better prepare yourself with these tips:
Seek Medical Attention
Although you may want to go home after the accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention right away. Even if you feel like you are okay, some injuries associated with car accidents like spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries have symptoms that do not always show up right away. Being evaluated by a medical professional will not only prevent any unknown injuries from worsening, but it will also be good documentation for your case.
If your health allows you to do so, take photos of the scene before the accident. Be sure to capture supporting details to your case, such as damage done to both vehicles or hazards on the road. Also, take pictures of your health insurance card and any other documentation you may need to get the best medical care for any injuries sustained.
Do Not Admit Fault
Be sure to watch what you say after the accident. You do not want to make admissions of fault. Avoid saying things like "I'm sorry" as it could be easily misunderstood. Always contact your attorney before speaking with anyone who is no't dedicated to your case's success.
Avoid Speaking to the Other Party's Insurance Company
Do not speak to any insurance companies without contacting a lawyer. Insurance companies rarely have your best interest at heart and will often try to offer you unfair settlements or say something that would hurt your case.
Contact an Attorney
Seeking compensation after accidents can be challenging for someone just in an accident. Working with an attorney can benefit your case and your health. Letting a skilled professional handle your case ensures a better outcome and gives you the time you need to rest for a healthy recovery.
We Can Help
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver's negligence, you may be owed financial compensation. Here at Dermer Appel Ruder, LLC, we have a team of trusted attorneys who are dedicated to getting you the financial relief you deserve. Let us fight for you.
Call our office today at (404) 620-2224 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.