This are 3 important things to remember if you or a family member has been injured in an automobile accident.
Seek and receive medical attention immediately
The paramount concern is for a person's safety and health. Get medical attention and treatment first - your legal case or other concerns can wait. Seeking an attorney should occur only after medical issues have all been thoroughly addressed. An individual has up to 2 years from the date of an accident to file a legal action for personal injuries suffered in the accident.
Collect important information
When you are physically able to do so, it will be important to share with your lawyer a summary of what happened, any accident reports, your automobile insurance documents, and/or any other important information or photographs about the accident. Your attorney can assist you with getting copies of your medical records.
Retain an Attorney before you talk to insurnace adjusters or agree to any settlement
Unfortunately it still happens that nice people, without the benefit of an attorney, bind themselves to settlements which aren't fair. It is important to have the benefit of an experienced attorney before you speak to any insurance adjusters about the accident or negotiate any settlement. Our firm specializes in maximizing recoveries for people who have been injured in car accidents. During the past 10 years, we have secured settlements totaling in excess of a million dollars for our clients relative to personal injury cases, wrongful death claims, and car and truck accident cases. We pride ourselves in being compassionate and zealous advocates for our clients and their families.
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