As careful of a person you may be, there is still a good chance that you
will experience a
car accident at one point in your life. In the event of a crash, there are certain
things you must learn to do next in order to get the best outcome possible,
especially if you suffer any injuries.
Although accidents can be overwhelming and scary, the following are several
things you should be aware of after a car collision:
The most important thing is your health. Whether you sustained a minor or serious injury after a crash, you must
seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of several injuries, such as
whiplash, may take hours, days, or weeks to fully develop, which is why
it is important to see a doctor right away.
The insurance company is not on your side. Whether you seek financial compensation for your damages and injuries
through your own insurance company or the at-fault party’s provider,
their goal is to only look out for their own best interests. They will
look for any possible way to undermine your opportunities for compensation.
So when you speak with them, only disclose the minimum amount of information
possible to file a claim.
The insurance company will offer you a settlement. The insurance company will most likely offer a small amount of money
and ask you to sign a document. Remember, if you accept the money, you
will lose all rights to seek additional compensation if future medical
concerns arise. Do not sign anything until you speak with an experienced attorney.
If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent driver
request a free consultation with our Woodstock personal injury lawyers at
Warlick & Craig, P.C. today.