3 Tips For Car Accident Victims
This legal guide provides three major tips for car accident victims.
3 Tips For Car Accident VictimsThe law protects injured victims by permitting them to obtain compensation from the at-fault party who caused their injury. Auto insurers are hoping that you won’t take the time to hire a lawyer or get informed about the legal ramifications of your injury and claim. Don’t let yourself get taken advantage of. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in South Florida for over 20 years against insurance companies. Here are some great tips for car accident victims.
Get Medical Treatment.After an accident, you will want to see a doctor to get treatment for your injuries. To make a strong case, you must have credible independent medical documentation. Be sure to get referrals to any specialists you need to treat specific injuries.
Call 911.Always call 911 and report your accident. If you are seriously hurt, someone else should call for you. Reports from emergency medical services EMS and police will be valuable to your personal injury case. These reports will provide a description of your injuries and the medical care you were given at the scene of the accident. Emergency first responders may also transfer you to the nearest hospital where doctors will continue to create more medical documentation.
Document Everything.Police can only document certain information in their reports, you need to try to gather additional information you think may help during claim negotiations. The more information you have, the better your chance of a higher settlement. Write down the following as soon as possible after the accident: the driver's name, Address, telephone number, email address, driver’s insurance information including the driver’s policy number, the names and contact information for all witnesses.