Being involved in an auto-accident is a very traumatic situation. Each year, about six million U.S. motorists are involved in motor vehicle accidents. What is more traumatic than the accident is the acts or things that the victims do and don’t do after a car or motor-vehicle accident has occurred. So, it becomes important that you not only understand the things you should do but also the things that you should not do in order to protect yourself and to enhance the chances of receiving compensation.
At the Law Office of Andrew S. Kasmer P.C., our proactive and experienced attorneys employ aggressive measures to get you the damages you deserve for the your lost wages, medical bills, and pain & suffering. To strengthen your claim, you need to follow these easy and simple tips:
- Get medical attention immediately after the accident. Not only is medical attention necessary to detect injuries, it is also important because the medical report serves as a valuable asset for your car-accident claim.
- Report your accident, to your insurers, within a short period of time. As reporting it too long after the accident can threaten your chances of getting any compensation that you deserve.
- Keep your conversation brief while talking to the insurers and police, NEVER volunteer any information beyond the essentials and without the counsel of your lawyer.
- Write down any and all information regarding the witnesses and other drivers involved in the accident, such as their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and anything else that you may notice about them or think is important.
- Take photographs of the accident scene for additional evidence.
- File a police report as most insurance companies do not consider car accident cases without a police report worthy of a reasonable settlement.
- Call an experienced law firm right away because the sooner your case is in the hands of an experienced lawyer, the better your chances of getting accurate compensation.
Just as the things mentioned above are the things you should do after a car accident, there are also things you should not do:
- Do not immediately admit to any fault or provide statements to the police without the counsel of your lawyer.
- Do not discuss the car accident at length with your insurers as most of the time they use the victims’ words against them in order to deny their claim.
- Do not agree to any settlement terms without consulting your attorney.
If you have any additional queries or if you or any of your loved ones have been involved in an auto-accident and you need expert assistance Contact the Law Office of Andrew S. Kasmer P.C. Our experienced lawyers will review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.