The aftermath of an auto accident is often a confusing, painful, and disorienting time for victims. Auto accidents are traumatic, especially when they cause drivers and passengers to suffer debilitating injuries. The most important thing victims can do after crashes is protect the health of everyone involved and protect their rights to compensation.
- Call 911. First, you must alert law enforcement of the crash. In addition to fulfilling your legal responsibility, you’ll also dispatch an ambulance. When paramedics arrive, they can administer aid to you, your loved ones, and other victims.
- Get further medical attention. Whether you get treated at the scene or not, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. That’s because some injuries are internal and take time to show up. In addition, having a record of medical treatment can serve as valuable evidence for your claim.
- Contact an experienced law firm. The insurance company will begin building its claim against you as soon as it finds out about the crash. Having a lawyer on your side can help you level the playing field and maximize your chances of getting compensation.
Don’t take your opportunity to pursue compensation after a crash for granted, even if it wasn’t your fault. Getting money after an accident isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have a lawyer. But we’re here to help—call today for a free consultation.