What To Do After a Car Accident?

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Accidents happen.  You should be prepared to protect yourself when they do.  Some general rules to follow are:

  • If you are anyone else requires immediate medical attention, call 911 and request an ambulance.
  • Speak with the police and request the police report.
  • If possible, take photos or video of the scene of the accident.
  • If possible, obtain witness contact info so they can be contacted later if needed.
  • Do not make statements which can later be used against you by insurance companies.
  • Notify an attorney because there are several issues that arise immediately following an accident that may influence your claim.
  • Consult with a lawyer before you sign anything related to the accident.

If you have any concerns or questions, our firm is there to help.  We will answer your questions and help protect you.

What if the Insurance Company is Offering Me a Quick Settlement?

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Often, insurance companies make settlement offers to accident victims early in the case.  However, it is dangerous to settle your claim before you have identified all of the potential damages you could be compensated for.  Certain medical problems can result from accidents several days or even weeks after the accident occurs, but if you agree to settle your claim before all of these potential injuries and damages have been identified, you will not be able to reopen your claim later.  This is why insurance companies often want to quickly settle in order to avoid fully compensating you.

Our firm has been fighting for our clients for over three decades.  Our team will fight for the full compensation you are entitled to.