Understanding Car Accident Liability: What Victims Wish You KnewTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. February 17, 2015
It’s safe to say that car accident victims probably wish they could go back in time and prevent their accident from occurring. If that were possible, they could have saved themselves a great deal of pain, frustration, stress, heartache, and financial loss.
Unfortunately, since no one can go back in time, all we can do is pick up the pieces and move forward. The following are some of the lessons car accident victims learned along their journey:
Although you can’t account for what others will do, you can be as responsible as possible on the road. This will decrease the likelihood of any type of accident. Often this means obeying speed limits, not operating a vehicle while distracted or intoxicated, and always driving defensively.
Get medical attention
Get any medical attention you need, including both emergency care after the accident and whatever follow-up your physician recommends. Remember, nothing is more important than your health. Secondly, seeking medical care for your injuries can play a key role in protecting your rights after an accident.
Document the accident
Take notes, jot down numbers, get photographs, obtain police and witness reports, and collect information that indicates what the accident will cost you. This can include medical bills, car repair expenses, and time lost from work.
Hire a lawyer
Don’t trust the other driver, their insurance company, or even your insurance company when it comes to getting fair compensation. Although they may all seem compassionate and sympathetic to your case, their primary goal is to minimize your payout as much as possible. A focused, aggressive attorney, on the other hand, puts his or her main focus on maximizing your payout and fighting for the compensation you deserve.
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If you’ve been in a crash, you should know that car accident liability is a very complicated matter. For a free case evaluation, contact the firm of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. Our staff is happy to speak to you 24 hours a day – just call 1-800-538-4878.