First Steps After an Injury
Out of nowhere, someone’s negligence can cause significant injury to you. There are so many thoughts and emotions that can run through your mind during that time. That’s why it is important to stay calm and review your options.
Immediately after the wreck, it’s important to make sure the police are called. If not, many times the insurance company will deny that their driver was even involved in a wreck, or deny that it was their driver’s fault.
Next, it’s critical that if you were hurt, you receive the necessary medical care. The earlier that you are treated, the better it is for your recovery.
The next thing you need to do is contact an attorney. You need someone to represent you during this difficult time. Look for a lawyer with over 35 years of experience helping those that have been injured.
Many times the insurance company will try to settle a claim quickly with a low-ball offer. Don’t do it! It may take weeks or even months before your injuries are apparent. If you have settled too quickly with the insurance company, you will not receive full compensation for your losses.