When you get injured in a car accident, you know you’ll need money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and other damages. In order to improve your chances of getting the most money possible, you’ll have to take these crucial steps.
As soon as the accident happens, call the police to create a police report, gather witness statements from people who saw what happened, and take photographs of your injury, the damage to your car, and the defendant’s car and license plate. Note if there are any nearby cameras that may have captured what happened.
Go to the Hospital
You need to go to the hospital right after your accident happens for a full checkup, including X-rays. Tell your doctor about any pain you’re experiencing, and follow your doctor’s treatment plan by taking the medicine they prescribe and going to any necessary follow-up appointments.
Don’t Accept a Settlement
The defendant may try to give you cash on the spot so you won’t report the accident to your insurance company. Don’t accept the money. And if their insurance company calls you to offer you a settlement, don’t take it. It’s going to be too low. Even if you think your injuries aren’t a big deal, they could get much worse over time and cost you thousands of dollars. If you accept a paltry settlement, you’ll be out of luck.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you got injured in a car accident, then it’s very important to hire representation to help you get the proper compensation you deserve. Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates for assistance. Gash & Associates helps clients throughout Westchester County and we offer you a free consultation. Reach out today by calling (914) 328-8800.