Motor vehicle accidents are always unexpected. Therefore, it is crucial to acquire experienced and efficient legal representation to protect your rights. At the Simon Law Group, our attorneys work aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
Read below for a summary of the most important things to do to protect your legal rights after a motor vehicle accident:
1. Do not leave the scene of your motor vehicle accident:
If you leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident, you can be criminally prosecuted. You are required to provide your name, address, driver’s license, and auto insurance information to the other driver.
2. Help the injured:
If someone has suffered injuries in the accident, call the paramedics immediately. Before calling 9-1-1, be prepared to give an accurate location of the motor vehicle accident as well as an estimate of the number of individuals injured in the crash.
3. Notify the police of the accident:
The police will prepare a report that includes significant information about the motor vehicle accident as well as the parties involved. While you may not be required to call the police, the car accident reports they provide may be helpful to you at a later time.
4. Do not admit liability to the accident:
Do not admit responsibility for the car accident to the other drivers, passengers, or to the police. You may disclose facts regarding how the incident occurred; however, do not admit to any liability for the accident. Judgment as to who was at fault will be reserved for a later time and be based on a number of determinants.
Information you should obtain from other drivers and pedestrians involved in the accident:
- Retrieve the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any individuals involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses to the accident.
- Obtain the name of the insurance company and policy number of the other drivers involved.
- Take photographs to document the car accident scene including skid marks, road obstructions, and damage to the vehicles.
- Make note of any statements made by other parties involved in the car accident.
Notify your insurance company of the accident:
Warning: If you do not notify your insurance company in a timely manner, your policy may provide that the insurance company may deny coverage for your car accident claim.
Furthermore, give your insurance company notice via telephone and via written notice that provides you a means of proving notice was given. Finally, provide your insurance company with all information they request regarding the facts of the car accident.
Consult a doctor if you have been injured:
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, you must consult a doctor. Some injuries may take days, weeks, or even months to present themselves. Therefore, if you do not immediately feel as though you have been injured, that does not always mean that no injury has occurred. Consult your insurance agent to see if the cost of seeing a doctor in connection with the motor vehicle accident is covered by your insurance policy.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact Simon Law Group to ease your mind and get you the compensation and security you deserve.]]>