Traffic-related accidents occur in high numbers every day in the United States, and when they do there is often fault to be assigned to one party. There are also situations where more than one party is at fault for a crash, but justice demands that the party who holds more of the blame should be held accountable for the damages and losses incurred by others. However, properly asserting and protecting one’s legal rights in these situations is more complicated than many would expect.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of experienced accidents lawyers as soon as possible so that you can begin the process of protecting and enforcing your legal rights. Below you’ll find a brief overview of how you should proceed after a crash has occurred.
If you have been injured in a crash and you’re able to do so, your immediate reaction should be to contact the authorities to report to the scene. You should not assume that someone else will take this step. You should explain to the authorities what has occurred and provide your location, and you should tell the person to whom you speak that an ambulance is needed if medical assistance will be necessary.
After the police arrive and help to clear the scene and to take the necessary reports so that a record of the accident can be documented, you should seek immediate medical attention. You should do so even if you feel that you are not seriously injured, as some of the most dangerous injuries that result from traffic accidents may not manifest themselves by way of obvious physical symptoms immediately.
After you’ve received the necessary medical attention, you should take steps to file the necessary insurance claims. This should be done so that the process of pursuing a recovery on this front can begin as soon as possible. However, you should not speak to insurance company representatives who may contact you until you’ve had an opportunity to take the next step that appears below.
After you’ve filed your insurance claim, you should immediately contact experienced accidents lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation. The sooner this is done the better, as accidents lawyers who represent you can begin the process of gathering evidence that you may need later on in the recovery process. This will also allow you to simply refer any contacts from insurance company representatives or defense attorneys to a professional who will understand how to handle these inquiries.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner, you have no time to waste when it comes to preserving evidence and providing yourself with the best opportunity to obtain a proper recovery. Seek the help of accidents lawyers who have helped countless clients reach a positive result to these matters. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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