Insurance companies frequently litigate automobile accidents and have lawyers on staff to look out for their interests. These companies usually contact affected parties immediately before they retain counsel to settle for pennies on the dollar, often before the injured persons know what their injuries are or understand their rights under the law. A lawyer experienced in personal injury law can help you get just compensation to cover bodily injury and/or disability, lost income potential, damage to property, and related pain and suffering. James Peters can help you understand your legal rights and the rights that may exist under the law for any and all family members affected by injuries sustained by you and will be in a position to get the judgment or settlement you deserve.
What to Do Immediately After a Car or Truck Accident
When you've been involved in an automobile accident, it's important for you to stay as calm as possible. If you believe that you've sustained any injuries, then you need to file an accident report immediately. You also need to visit the nearest hospital to ensure that your injuries are properly treated by skilled medical professionals. Unfortunately, many internal injuries are not apparent until days after the accident. When you notice pain or symptoms that you believe are the result of your accident, reach out to our car, truck, or motorcycle accident lawyer in Rockville, MD, at your earliest convenience to discuss your experience.
If you are involved in an automobile accident:
- Call 911 from a cell phone, if you don't have a cell phone have someone else contact the police, and, if you think you may have one or more injuries, even if the symptoms are not apparent at the time of the accident, tell the officer writing the accident report that you may have been injured.
- If you have immediate injuries ask to be transported to the hospital in an ambulance or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
- Always seek the care of a doctor if you believe you are injured. Frequently, back and neck injuries' symptoms only become apparent several days after the accident.
- Do not move the vehicles until the police instruct you to, unless you must for safety's sake. Try to stay in your car if you think you might be hurt. Unless it would be too dangerous to stay put, it is more risky to move an accident victim before help arrives than to wait.
- If the other driver attempts to leave, write down the car's license plate number or other identifying aspects of the vehicle. Including but not limited to the make, model and color of the vehicle.
- Identify other witnesses who saw the accident. Get their names and telephone numbers.
- Do not make any statements regarding the accident to the other driver's insurance company.
- Do not sign anything given to you by the other driver's insurance company. .