What to Do After Crash?
Nobody truly appreciates the hardship and uncertainty that follows an accident until it occurs. Our skilled automobile accident attorneys and staff are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.
What should I do after a crash?
Seek medical treatment
Your first concern should always be the health and safety of you and your family. You should seek medical treatment for any and all injuries you feel you may have sustained in your accident, no matter how large or small. Your doctors' offices will generate medical reports that your attorney can use to prove your injuries. This will also help your attorney assess your ongoing case.
Think before speaking
Be careful not to make any comments which may be used against you. Even if you were not the one at fault, the other driver may try to claim you did something wrong. It is always best to call the police and inform them that an accident has occurred. The police will write up a report in most cases that describes what happened, the people and insurances involved, and which party they believe is at fault. It is also a prudent choice to photograph any and all damage, especially damage on the other vehicle. You may not get another look at that vehicle. If there are witnesses, make sure you know who they are and how to contact them. Before you leave, make sure that you have all of this information and the police incident number. It will make ordering the police report much more straightforward.
Don't accidentally release your claim!
Insurance companies may have you sign documents, but you should be wary of doing so. If you aren't careful, you may sign a document that releases your bodily injury claim for a minuscule amount of compensation. You don't want to be left out in the cold after a life-changing accident.
You need someone on your side
Whether it was a fender-bender or a tragic accident, you don't want to be alone with these difficult decisions at a stressful time. You need someone on your side who understands the issues and can guide you through dealing with insurance companies, paperwork, and bills. Even a one-time consultation can help bring you peace of mind and illuminate what you steps you should take next.
Contact us if you have been in an accident
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo are experienced car accident attorneys ready to help you during this difficult time. Please call us at (610) 490-8877 for a free consultation.