Many people have been lucky enough to have never been involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, if you ever have the misfortune of getting into an accident, especially if its not your fault, here is what to do:
1 Make a report.
It is not uncommon for a person who causes an accident to beg and plead their victim to not call the police or make a report. This could be due to numerous reasons:
- They could not have insurance
- They could have warrants
- They could be driving without a license
- They could have drugs in the car
- etc. etc.
However, it is vital that an accurate record of the car accident is made. Insurance companies and adjusters are pre-programmed to look at crash reports for auto accident information. If there isn’t any record of your accident, it makes evaluating the insurance claim more difficult.
2 See a doctor.
Even if it is just to be evaluated, you should see a medical professional after any trauma. Most people will not have severe or life-threatening injuries immediately after a car accident. However, a much higher percentage of individuals will suffer soft tissue injuries such as:
Even more concerning is the likelihood of suffering closed head injuries such as a concussion. Seeing a medical professional will not only help treat your injuries but they will also document your care and treatment. This is important when it comes time to provide evidence supporting your claim.
The insurance company is not your friend
3 Call a lawyer.
The insurance company is not your friend; and their goal is simple, Make Money. Being fair and paying people reasonable compensation for their losses doesn’t advance the insurance company's cause. If the insurance company won’t be fair on their own, you may be forced to navigate the court system in search of justice. Your chances of success are much higher with someone who has a proven track record of achieving just results for their clients.
McKenzie & Snder LLP is a car accident injury law firm that cares about our clients. That means we take all the time it takes to fight for every dollar and compensation. Right now when you or your loved ones are suddenly facing the impact of a car accident we know how much the compensation matters to get you back to where you were before the accident.
For a free case evaluation give injury attorney Matt Hammer a call. (513) 737-5180 ext. 45
If we do not win, you do not pay!