To say an auto accident brings stress, uncertainty and challenges to a victim’s life is an understatement. Recovery from an auto accident can be a long and difficult process both physically and financially. Even when you did nothing wrong, settlements can be difficult and tedious because insurance companies want the cheapest payout possible. In order to receive the help and compensation you more than deserve, you need to understand these three steps detailing what to do after an auto accident.
Seek Medical Attention
There are a number of types of auto accidents. From car, bus and truck accidents to motorcycle, ridesharing and drunk driving accidents, there is a variety of accidents that can occur. However, the common denominator here is that if you have been involved in any type of auto accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
Even if you think you are okay, you should still see a medical professional. The adrenaline from the accident can make you feel okay, however, there could be hidden injuries. Injuries can also arise sometime after the accident, such as back or neck problems. By seeing a medical professional right after the accident you can catch some of these problems early on.
Keep a Detailed Record
You also need to keep a detailed record after an auto accident. You first need to get the insurance and contact information from the other parties involved in the accident. Along with that, you should take pictures of the damages done to your vehicle or any other property. Medical bills, doctor’s notes and any other bills related to your recovery should be carefully recorded as well.
Having a detailed record of the results of the accident will aid your case. Unfortunately, insurance companies may try to make your injuries and property damages seem less than they are, so by having an accurate record of expenses and damages you can make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
This also is important if you have long-standing injuries from the auto accident. You may have further treatments, doctor’s visits and physical therapy to help your recovery. This can massively increase expenses, especially if you are unable to work because of your injuries. However, by hiring an experienced attorney, you can receive the best defense and compensation for your case.
Hire an Attorney
Auto accident cases are complicated. Depending on the type, there are a number of different rules and regulations that apply. For example, if you were injured in a rideshare accident, it can be confusing to tell who is liable, the driver or the company. While there are a number of factors to keep in mind, you can navigate the accident’s aftermath with a trusted attorney on your side.
Attorneys will be able to negotiate with insurance companies and advocate for your rights. By keeping careful records of your injuries and property damages, your attorney will be able to make your case effectively using those details. All in all, your best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve lies with the attorney you hire. This is why you need an experienced attorney from Dahlberg Law Group on your side.
Hire Phil Dahlberg for Your Personal Injury Case
At Dahlberg Law Group, Phil Dahlberg has over 20 years of experience in personal injury law and the firm has recovered millions in compensation for its clients. Phil has the knowledge and skill to represent you and will treat you and your loved ones with compassion and understanding during this difficult time. He will fight for you so all you need to do is focus on your recovery.
Want to learn more about what to do after an auto accident? Connect with Phil today to set up a consultation.