After an auto accident, your biggest priority is getting medical treatment for your injuries and finding out how soon you can go back to work. Unfortunately, insurance companies often take advantage of victims like you by either offering low-ball settlements or by gathering evidence that will help them deny claims.
One of the best ways to level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected is to act quickly after the accident. At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we know that victims who follow these steps often have the best outcomes when they file claims for compensation:
- See a doctor right away. Whether you go to the hospital via ambulance or arrange your own transportation to a healthcare provider, getting treatment for your injuries not only protects your health, it also creates valuable evidence for your claim. If you wait too long, the insurance company may be skeptical that the accident caused your injuries.
- Document the accident by taking pictures and writing down what happened. Car accidents are traumatic, disorienting, and confusing. It can be difficult to remember what happened, especially in the days and weeks after the crash. If you’re able to do so, take pictures of the accident scene and write down the details of the accident as soon as possible.
- Contact an experienced law firm. The insurance company begins building its case to reduce or deny your settlement soon after the accident happens. Having a legal team on your side means you don’t have to worry about time-sensitive paperwork, lowball settlement offers, or “gotcha” questions that can jeopardize your claim.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, a free consultation with our Texas car accident attorneys may help put your mind at ease—especially if you’re worried about the steps you should take. You can arrange a meeting with our legal team over the phone or by filling out an online form.
August 1st, 2017|