The people you talk to immediately after a car crash will have a huge impact on the outcome of your case and your recovery. Yet most don’t know the three most important people to talk to after a crash. Here’s what you need to know to navigate your next accident.
A Police Officer
Having a police officer on the scene is one of the best things you can do after a car crash. A police officer can write a report verifying where the crash occurred and the contact information of everyone involved. Often, this publicly available police report will be your best piece of evidence and the first thing an attorney will ask for during your consultation.
After a crash, it’s not unusual for people to go home, thinking that they need to rest or that their injuries aren’t that bad. This is a big mistake. Going to the doctor immediately after the crash gives the best chance of identifying and treating injuries before they get any worse. The longer you wait for treatment, the more likely the insurance company is to question the validity of your injuries.
Once you’ve spoken to a police officer and a doctor, it’s wise to schedule a case consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Using the police report and your doctor’s records, your attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies to help you earn the full settlement you’re entitled to under the law. Not only that, but they’ll handle all the phone calls and paperwork on your behalf so you can rest and recover.
If you were hit and hurt in a car crash, we’re here to help. To schedule a free case consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer from Payne Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to call (713) 999-4801 or send us an email.