Have you ever been injured in a car accident? If so, did you know the steps you can take to pursue compensation? A personal injury may not only affect you, but also your loved ones. Everyone tries to avoid tragedy, however, accidents do happen. What’s important is that, in the case you do suffer from injuries, you have taken all the precautions to ensure recovery.
When the accident occurs, remain at the scene, check other passengers, call the police, and seek medical treatment. Whether you have little to no injuries, it would be advised to have an examination, as symptoms may appear later on with your current injury being the source.
Lastly, notify your lawyer. It is important that he or she knows the extent of your injuries and the proof thereof, for compensation. Gather all the evidence and information pertaining to your case such as medical records, pictures, the accident report, and witnesses.
What to Avoid
After an accident, you may be privately investigated by an agent or lawyer from the insurance company. If possible, speak with your attorney on the matter first. Although you are injured, you still have rights. You may be asked to have your statement recorded, and sign a waiver.
Don’t settle for early offers. Confirm that all of your injuries have been treated before settling with an insurance company. Most accident attorneys work for a contingent fee, thus, a better source for maximizing your recovery.