Been In a Car Accident? Might Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
You probably have lots of questions and concerns about your car accident injury, like:
- Who is going to pay my doctor bills from my car accident case?
- How will I make ends meet if I am off work?
- Is the other guy’s insurance any good?
- How can I make sure that I get everything the law says that I’m entitled to?
- How can I be sure that I am hiring the right car accident lawyer?
These are just some of the questions that go through a person’s mind when they were involved in a car accident. You probably have many more.
But you’ve come to the right place. I have handled thousands of car crash cases in my career. The injuries have ranged from whiplash injuries all the way through surgery cases and even death.
Because of the tremendous weight of motor vehicles and the speeds that they can travel act, car accidents can expose your body to forces that your body was never designed to experience.
Neck and back injuries are probably the most common injuries I see in car accident cases. But shoulder injuries, broken bones, cuts and scarring, and leg and knee injuries are also common. A car crash can result in a variety of injuries. My job is to make sure that the other driver is held 100% responsible for what they have done.
I’d like to share with you the three things that I tell my clients to do if they have been involved in a car crash. These are the three things that if you do them, can help us settle your case or if your case goes to trial, can make sure that we get you maximum value for your injuries. If you fail to do these three things, the insurance company for the other driver will thank you for the built-in defense you gave them.
Report the Crash to Police and Your Insurance.
First, you have to report your car accident to the police and your insurance company.
You might be wondering, “why do I have to report the crash if it was the other guy’s fault?”
Well, your insurance company may require you to report the crash within 24 hours to local police, and if you do not, you may lose benefits under your insurance policy. Also, the other driver’s insurance will expect a police report. Car crash cases where there is no police report are harder to settle.
If there is a dispute as to how the crash happened, you might have to rely on your own insurance to repair your car, and many car accident insurance policies require that you report the crash to your own insurance even if it was not your fault within a week. Failing to do so can make them suspicious.
I have never had a client insurance rates went up because they were involved in a crash was caused by someone else. So get a police report and notify your own insurance.
They say a picture is worth 1000 words.
That is really true when it comes to car accidents.
Almost everyone carries a phone which allows them to take pictures these days. Go ahead and take photographs of your entire car, focusing on the areas where damage was caused. Being able to show pictures of the damage can prove force of impact, but can also help us prove that the crash was the other driver’s fault.
And if you have bruising, bleeding, a cast on a broken bone or a sling, you should get photographs of that as well. It will help prove your injuries.
Don’t Give a Recorded Statement.
The other driver’s insurance company will call you after your automobile accident.
They will ask you if it is okay if they turn on a recorder so that they can record your statement.
They want you to give them all sorts of details of the crash and your injuries and they asked the questions in such a way as to lead you into answers that you may not agree with 100%.
I never let my clients give recorded statements after car crash without me being there to protect them, and you shouldn’t either.
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If you still have some questions, you can call me for a free case evaluation.
I also offer an injury DVD that answers the most common questions that people who have been involved in a car accident have. I can send it to you via e-mail or mail it to your home, your choice.
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I hope this information has helped you, and I look forward to hearing from you.