A car crash is extremely stressful. You’re hurt, your adrenaline is pumping, and it’s easy to forget all the things you’re supposed to do. With so much on the line, it’s important that you have everything you need to make a successful insurance claim. With that in mind, these are the three most important things to have after a car crash.
A Police Report
After a serious wreck, you should call 911 to get an ambulance and a police officer on the scene as soon as possible. A police officer will write an official report detailing the circumstances of the crash with statements from the drivers, passengers, and nearby witnesses.
A police report is a public document proving where and when the crash happened and who was involved. That’s why this report is one of the first things your attorney may ask for when discussing your case. If the crash is less severe or if the police don’t come to the scene, you can go directly to the nearest police station and file a report in person.
Whether you leave the scene of the crash in an ambulance or in your own vehicle, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, a doctor can perform a physical examination to identify any fractures or latent injuries that may worsen in the coming days.
Going to the doctor immediately after the crash is vital because it gives you an opportunity to treat your injuries as soon as possible. Additionally, the doctor’s documentation will create a link between the crash and your injuries. With a medical report in hand, it’s much more difficult for the insurance companies to question the severity of your injuries or suggest that your injuries are unrelated to the crash.
An Attorney — GetCarter!
Once you have a police report and have seen a doctor, you should consider contacting an attorney to handle the case on your behalf. That’s where the Carter Mario Law Firm comes in. When we take your case, we’ll handle the paperwork, make the tough phone calls, and negotiate with the insurance companies so you can focus on feeling better.
Generally, most people who win their car accident cases hire an attorney. Moreover, those who hired an attorney typically receive significantly more compensation than the few who successfully represent themselves. That can make a huge difference when it comes to making your recovery and covering all your bills.
If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in a car accident, you might have a case. If you’d like to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced Connecticut car accident attorney from Carter Mario Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to call (203) 806-9256 or send us an email.