What To Do If You Are Injured In A Car Accident
The moments and days after a auto accident can affect your long-term rights. Many times those injured in a car accident do not know the immediately appreciate the full extent of an injury. Waiting to see a doctor could be held against you. Settling with an insurance company before speaking with a lawyer is another way that you may lose certain rights.
Attorney Lauren Levin Geary and her knowledgeable staff take have been working on the behalf of Philadelphia area injury victims for a long time – more than 25 years. She focuses on individualized service and takes the time to answer your accident-related questions, so you understand your rights.
First Steps After An Accident
The seconds after a car crash are disorienting. Call law enforcement and report the collision along with your location. Some of the next steps include:
- Evaluate whether you have suffered an injury; adrenaline can sometimes mask pain and the severity of an injury. Are any passengers or others in another vehicle seriously injured or in need of immediate attention? Get any needed medical attention.
- Take pictures of damage at the scene if possible and write down/draw how you remember the accident happening.
- Get information from the other driver, such as insurance policy number and contact details. If the other driver is unwilling or unable law enforcement officers are often able to facilitate the transfer of this information.
As soon as possible, it is a good idea to discuss legal concerns with a personal injury attorney. By taking quick action you can avoid mistakes.