What You Should and Should Not Do If You Have Been Injured In A Car Accident
- First, and most important, seek medical attention immediately. Medical symptoms can surface days after the accident so it is important to seek medical treatment even if you feel you haven’t suffered serious injuries. Make sure you provide the medical staff with a complete account of the accident. Thoroughly detail the extent of any pain you are suffering and indicate where that pain is coming from.
- Get as much information from all the other vehicles involved in the accident. You are entitled to the driver’s name, insurance carrier, license number and home address. If there are any witnesses inquire as to what they had seen and ask if you could have their name and address.
- Write out a detailed account of everything that transpired up to and after the accident. Detail who came from what direction, whether there were any traffic signs or lights, the weather conditions, the time of day and lighting conditions.
- Do not make any statements or sign anything. Your attorney, doctor and any medical treatment personnel are the only ones you should talk about the accident with. Under no circumstances should you talk to another driver’s insurance company. With regards to you own insurance company, simply report the time and place of the accident. Any other communication or details regarding the accident and your injuries should be communicated to your insurance company by your lawyer.
Brockton, Massachusetts Car Accident Insurance Claim Attorneys on Your Side
Insurance companies are not your friends or legal advocates for accident victims — they are businesses. Insurance companies will almost always try to offer you the least amount possible to settle an accident claim to their own advantage. Their hope is that you accept the amount without talking to an attorney to see what you may really be entitled to.
If you have been in a car accident, contact our law office today to discuss your case for free. Only a lawyer is qualified to offer you legal advice — insurance claims adjusters are not attorneys.