When an accident happens, your world is instantly turned upside down with just about every aspect of your life impacted: your car, health, employment, finances, family, hobbies, and even your future. With so much at stake, it is important to make good decisions soon after an accident to help achieve a favorable outcome. Here are five tips to help you:
- Seek Medical Treatment
Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Evaluate yourself and your passengers. If there is an injury, call an ambulance.
- Call the Police
The police will complete an accident report that provides important details about the accident, the drivers, and potentially insurance. This information can help speed up your insurance claim.
- Take Pictures
Photographs of the vehicles and scene help establish fault and can also prevent fraudulent claims against you.
- Call Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company can help explain what your policy covers. Many policies will provide assistance with rental cars, medical bills, and more.
- Hire a Lawyer
A lawyer can help protect your interests and eliminate the stress of you having to deal with insurance companies. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to ensure your rights are protected.
Following these five steps after an accident will help you to avoid many of the problems that arise in personal injury cases. Questions? Contact the personal injury attorneys at the Injury & Disability Law Center today.