Getting into a car accident is incredibly stressful. And if you’re injured, you may be worried about your health and how you’ll pay for your medical bills. Thankfully, if you take the right steps, you may be able to receive compensation to pay for your bills, loss of wages, and much more. If you’ve been in a car accident, here’s what to do.
Call the Police
The first thing to do is to call the police so you have a police record of the accident. This could help your case if you decide you want to pursue a claim. Tell them exactly what was happening when the accident occurred.
Then, you’ll need to collect evidence. Gather statements from witnesses, take photos of the scene of the crash, your injuries, and damage to your car and personal belongings. Note if there are any security or traffic cameras around that may have captured what occurred. Ask for the other driver’s insurance information including their policy number and insurance provider, as well as their content information should you need to get in touch.
Go to the Hospital
You’ll need medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you got hurt or your injury is minor. You never know what kind of health issues you could have down the line, and you’re going to need proof that you sought medical care immediately in order to bolster your claim.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If the other driver’s insurance company calls you to offer you a settlement, don’t accept it. Instead, contact a personal injury lawyer like Gash & Associates for help. We help clients throughout Westchester County retrieve the compensation they deserve so they don’t have to worry about paying their medical bills. The best part? We offer a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.