Four Actions To Take After An Accident
Many people have no idea of what to do after an accident. This is because many only experience one accident, at most, throughout their lives. After a serious vehicle collision, it is essential to secure quality legal representation.
Our Worcester personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., have helped countless clients through the aftermath of vehicle accidents. We know how to deal with all of the problems that come with car wrecks.
Although many more things could be added to this list, the most essential things to do after an accident include:
- Get appropriate medical attention: The most important thing is to look after your health. With many soft tissue injuries like whiplash, as well as brain and head injuries, physical symptoms are not immediately apparent. It is important to see a doctor even if you do not feel any pain after the accident.
- Remember the facts of the accident: Anything you can do to record the facts of the accident for future use is helpful. Take notes as soon as you can and if your injuries are not too severe, take pictures. It will help later on, as the specific details often escape people’s memories.
- Do not talk to the insurance companies: Do not talk to them; do not agree to anything; do not sign anything. In far too many cases, we have seen accident victims who did not understand how to manage insurance issues and agreed to low settlements or said things to the insurance companies that ultimately prevented them from obtaining the full financial compensation awards they deserved. Let us help you with this.
- Contact an experienced Massachusetts auto accident attorney: Even if you do not hire us, contact a competent lawyer to help protect your interests throughout the process.
Whether you have general questions about a car crash or other motor vehicle accident such as a truck, motorcycle, pedestrian or bike accident, or you need specific help filing a personal injury claim against an insurance company, we stand by our clients through whatever they are facing.
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