In the United States, most people drive just about everywhere. Whether it’s just around the corner to the store, or a road trip across the state, car wrecks can happen anywhere, at any time. There is a lot that we leave to chance when we get on the road, but there is also a lot that we as drivers can do to make the roads safer for everyone.
We welcome you to explore our resources, whether you have been in an accident and want to better understand what factors contributed to it, or you are looking to become a safer driver for your own sake and for the sake of those with whom you share the road. After you have familiarized yourself with the information we have for you on the site, feel free to contact an auto accident attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. We are available to answer any questions you might have.
What to do if you’ve been in an Auto Accident
Car accidents can be frightening and confusing. Those involved are often left shocked and disoriented, and it is difficult to know what to do next. Because accidents can happen at any time, it is important to know what to do after an accident.
Stay at the scene. It is critical that no matter what type of accident you have been involved in, you stay at the scene. Make sure you and your passengers are safe, and do the same with the other driver and passengers. If there are injuries that require medical attention, call 911 immediately.
If it is possible to move your cars safely off the road, do so. Before moving the vehicles, take pictures of the accident scene as it was, including any relevant circumstances. Exchange information with the other driver. It is important to obtain the other driver’s name, phone number, license plate number, and all insurance information.
Do not say anything about the accident. Most importantly, do not admit fault or apologize for any particular action. While it is tempting to do so, it is most important not to do so and unintentionally admit liability.
Contact an auto accident attorney. Even if both parties have insurance, insurance companies will do their best to pay the minimum amount for your injuries. It is possible that you have suffered physical injuries that require ongoing medical attention. You might have lost wages because you are temporarily unable to work. In addition, you might have suffered emotional injuries. In order to recover compensation for these and other injuries, you need an auto accident lawyer to protect your rights. It is nearly impossible for you to represent your own interests to the full extent against the insurance companies. Let an experienced auto accident attorney ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you do not need to suffer through this time alone. It is natural to feel isolated and panicked if you are out of work and your bills, both regular and medical, are piling up. The insurance companies with which you are dealing have a slew of attorneys and adjusters whose job it is to minimize the amount you are compensated. It is the job of an auto accident lawyer to protect your rights and make sure they do not succeed. And remember, we always work on a contingent fee basis, so until you are recover for your injuries, we don’t recover a dime. If you don’t recover anything, our services cost you nothing. However, it is critical that you contact an auto accident attorney as soon after your accident as possible. When evidence is fresh, we can do more for you. Call us today for a free consultation.