4 Steps To Take After An Accident
Motor vehicle accidents can send people into a state of shock. After an accident, you may say or do things uncharacteristically. Be prepared for what to do in case of an accident, because the steps you take will have an immediate impact on your ability to recover compensation. Consider the following four steps after a crash:
1. Call 911.
If anyone is injured, you should seek medical attention immediately. Track all of your treatment and doctor’s visits related to the accident. You also need police on the scene. They can write up an official report of the incident, which can be valuable as evidence later.
2. Take pictures.
Photograph any property damage, especially the damage to your vehicle. Take pictures of any visible injuries you suffered.
3. Get witness information.
Ask for the names and contact numbers of anyone who may have seen what happened.
4. Contact a lawyer before talking to your insurer.
Many accident victims give statements to their insurance company without legal advice. This often hurts their case because insurance companies use these statements as evidence against them.
Before talking to your insurance company, seek the help of an experienced attorney who knows how insurance companies operate and how to successfully obtain the compensation you deserve.
Consult An Attorney Who Is On Your Side
Despite what they say, insurance companies do not want to help you. They profit by avoiding payment or giving you less than you need. We know how to handle insurers, and we have over 20 years of experience seeking full compensation for our clients.
We can also assist you with the forms for your medical bills as well as help you obtain a rental car if needed. We are here for you at every step of the process. We work efficiently and thoroughly because we understand how much an accident can affect your life.
We are paid on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe nothing unless we win compensation for you. If you were in an accident, contact us online or call 859-359-7390. We work throughout Kentucky and have offices in Lexington, Harlan and Middlesboro. We also visit homes and hospitals.