Knowing what to do following a car accident can make a substantial difference in the eventual outcome of your case. This is an unfortunate truth as most people are simply overwhelmed and confused after being in a car accident. But, by keeping your head and taking certain steps, you can greatly increase the strength of the case you may pursue against the other driver who injured you.
Some of the steps you should focus on taking include:
- Take pictures — Most of us have cameras on our cellphones. Take advantage of that asset. Photos of the accident, witnesses and license plates of witnesses' cars can be very valuable to the development of your case.
- Get contact information — Having ready access to people who can provide a firsthand account of the accident can help show how the other driver was at fault.
- Tell your doctor everything — Too often people fail to mention all of the symptoms they are experiencing when they are seeing a doctor. Some injuries can take time to become fully realized. By mentioning all symptoms, you are making a clear connection between the accident and the injury that the insurance company will have a more difficult time denying.
- Give no statements to insurance companies without an attorney — Insurance companies will begin investigating an accident right away. Their investigators are trained to uncover information that will help them to minimize or deny your claim. Having an attorney by your side when you are giving information to an insurance company can help ensure that you do not inadvertently harm your chance of being compensated.
The Representation You Need To Help You On Your Path To Recovery
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys know how unsettling auto accidents can be, and we are committed to offering our clients the experienced guidance and skilled advocacy that they will need to ensure that they are fully compensated for their injuries. With more than 30 years of experience, our firm knows what it takes to build exceptional cases that work to protect our clients' rights. Let us help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
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The above is general advice on car accidents and should not be construed as legal advice. For legal counsel regarding your specific car accident case, please call toll free at 800-524-5446 or contact us online.