Although a car accident can happen in a split second, injuries sustained from the accident may require years of therapy and doctor appointments. If you’re in a car accident and sustained an injury, follow these steps to begin the process of your car accident case:
Following the car accident, make sure everyone is okay and call for medical help if needed. While waiting for medical help, take pictures of the scene (if it is safe to do so). Certain elements to capture include both vehicles, the road, debris, and weather conditions.
This raw evidence is very helpful for your case because police will clean the scene right away to keep traffic moving. Your images may be able to show important evidence that was swept away.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you have a minor injury, it’s important to seek medical attention. Professional care will help you heal and will provide legitimate documentation regarding the injuries that were sustained from the car accident.
Continue seeking medical care for as long as the doctor recommends. Do not miss any therapy or doctor appointments related to your injury, as a gap in medical attention may indicate to the insurance company that your injury has healed.
Contact Your Insurance Company
You should contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the car accident to notify them of your wreck. Based on your coverage, your insurance company may compensate you for your damages.
It’s important to know that the at-fault driver’s insurance company will try to contact you. Don’t talk to the other insurance company before talking to a lawyer. It is very common for an insurance company to give a very low first offer with hopes the victim will accept. This first offer is rarely a sufficient amount.
Talk to Adams Law Firm
Upon investigation, the Adams Law Firm team will determine how much compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We dig deep into the details of your car accident case and demand a settlement on your behalf. We want you to focus on your recovery, without feeling stressed about the associated financial burden. Call us right away: (478) 845-1961.
Stay tuned for part two of this blog series about how we will pursue financial compensation for your car accident case!