What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident or any other accident and sustained personal injuries, contact the personal injury attorneys of The Ahearne Law Firm today at (845) 763-4100. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling or fill out our contact form here https://www.ahearnelaw.com/contact-us/#~r3Z9J11

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Call the police right away and report the accident. Be sure to exchange insurance information with the other driver(s) and take photographs and/or video of the damage to each vehicle. Take notes if possible. Collect witness contact information and ask what they saw.

Seek medical attention right away.

Many people don’t realize how injured they are after a car accident. Often times, injuries are not discovered until days or weeks later. But, you should not wait to see your doctor. Naturally, it is smart to be sure you are properly treated as soon as possible, and if you are interested in a personal injury case, you will need medical records that evidence the dates and causes of your injuries. We recommend that you visit a doctor right after your case accident and report any symptoms or injuries, no matter how minor, such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, dizziness, or muscle pain.

You should contact us right away also so that we can document everything correctly and explain what you need to know.

What not to do:

Don’t leave the scene of the accident before the police arrive unless you need emergency medical treatment without delay.

If you have not been seriously and gravely injured or otherwise incapacitated, leaving the scene of an accident can expose you to civil liabilities and/o criminal charges, especially if the accident resulted in bodily injury or death.

Don’t admit fault

You can report the facts of the accident and how it happened, but do not offer any opinions or conclusions as to who caused the car accident. Whether one party or another is at fault is a question for a jury to be determined at trial.

Do not sign documents

Do not sign any documents without consulting an attorney first. Definitely do not sign anything from the other driver’s or your own insurance company.

Do not speak with insurance adjusters.

Do not speak with or give statements to any insurance adjusters. Your insurance company may not be interested in your injuries and may not offer a fair and reasonable settlement for your case. We will deal with the insurance adjusters. That is your attorney’s job.

Don’t share on social media

If you have been injured in an accident your social media posts such as Facebook or Instagram may be misconstrued as evidence that you are not injured. In some instances, it could cost you your case. It is best to avoid social media until after your case is settled. Also, ask your friends not to post about you also.

Have you been in a car accident? Contact The Ahearne Law Firm.

If you’ve been in a car accident or any other accident and sustained personal injuries, contact the personal injury attorneys of The Ahearne Law Firm today at (845) 763-4100. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling or fill out our contact form here https://www.ahearnelaw.com/contact-us/#~r3Z9J11

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