After a car accident has left you injured, it can be difficult to know what to do. Most people don't understand that there is often a matter of urgency and certain actions need to be taken, or avoided, immediately. But, what will be most helpful to you in the long run?
Some simple steps you can take after being injured in a car accident to ensure that your rights and your ability to pursue compensation are protected include:
- Seek medical attention immediately – Tell your doctor about all of your symptoms. Often people are reluctant to report aches and pains that they believe may simply go away on their own. Serious soft tissue injuries can begin as small pains and grown into serious and lasting issues. Delayed reporting of a symptom may encourage an insurance company to dispute or deny an injury claim as not being related to the accident.
- Gather as much information as you can – Take pictures of vehicles and the accident location while you are at the scene. Documentation of the extent of the property damage is very important and can affect the outcome of your case. Also, gather all eyewitnesses' contact information and give this information to your attorney.
- Do not discuss your situation with an insurance company – Insurance companies train their employees to gather information that will help them deny or minimize your claim. What is portrayed as a simple information-gathering phone call may actually hurt your ability to be compensated for your injuries. Always contact us before speaking to the insurance company.
- Discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible – Securing the representation of an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a serious accident will help ensure that no missteps will cost you the compensation you are entitled to.
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At Reed & Terry, L.L.P., we are dedicated to helping people protect their rights. The process from accident to compensation can be long and complex. Since 1994, we have been working to ensure that our clients do everything they can to successfully navigate that process so that they can maximize their compensation. Let us put our skill and experience to work for you.
Contact the Sugar Land Car Accident Lawyers of Reed & Terry, L.L.P.
When you have been injured in a car accident, it can be hard to know what to do. You need to take immediate action to protect your rights and to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve. The Katy car accident attorneys of Reed & Terry, L.L.P., offer the exceptional representation you can count on. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 281-201-0988, toll free at 877-543-3523 or simply contact us online.
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