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What do I do after an accident?

When someone causes a serious car accident and leaves you with major injuries, there is no guarantee that you will receive the compensation you need to cover the costs. Medical injuries from a car accident alone can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills, and those are not even all of the expenses you may incur. To secure the best possible compensation for your injuries, what can you do after an accident to help your future?

Gather information

If you can safely secure information immediately after an accident, it is in your best interest to do so. The driver’s license and insurance information of the at-fault driver is critical, but there are other things you can collect as well. Taking extensive photographs and videos of the accident scene and the damage to your vehicle and yourself can play a major role in helping you earn compensation.

See a doctor immediately

A doctor’s medical report of your health creates a benchmark of what kind of injuries you sustained immediately following the accident and can even help prove worsening conditions following the accident. Without these medical reports, it is challenging to prove your injuries or received compensation for them.

Let an attorney help you

Insurance companies want you to believe that lawyers only make things more difficult for everyone, and they may delay how long it takes for you to receive the compensation you need. In fact, the opposite is true. Lawyers know how to identify your injuries’ current and future costs and aggressively negotiate for a fair value to cover those costs. Their years of experience can also help them secure those funds swiftly and efficiently, all while letting you focus on your own health.