Car Accident? Don’t Panic!
Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in every state.
As a driver, you must remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives. Even if the driver speeds away after a crash, making it a hit-and-run, stay there and report it yourself.
- Ensure Safety: If anyone is injured, call the police immediately and tell them you need medical assistance.
- Ask Questions: Make as many notes as you can about the accident itself.
- Get information about the other vehicles involved, such as license plate numbers, make, and model.
- Get the names and badge numbers of any police officers who respond to the scene.
- Document the Accident and Protect Evidence: Take pictures. If you do not have a camera, ask a passenger or bystander to take the photos. Images taken from the scene will be the most valuable proof of the incident.
- Consider Insurance: Contact your own insurance company as quickly as possible. If you feel, for any reason, that your company may not be willing to cover the accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney beforehand.
An experienced car accident attorney can help you figure out what damages you are eligible to collect, and this compensation can come as a result of:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Punitive damages
Keep In Mind: every state has a deadline for making personal injury claims. It’s known as a statute of limitations, and it will apply as soon as you know you’re injured.
Timing is very crucial because statutes of limitations affect how long you have to file a claim. Don’t wait; contact us today!
The initial consultation is always FREE. If the case proceeds, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you money.