When an auto accident occurs, the potential for injury and property damage is high. At a time like this, the prospect of a financial injury is probably far from your mind—but if you aren't careful, you may end up paying the other driver's bills, even if they were at fault. Personal injury cases begin the moment of the crash, and knowing what to do can save you from financial liability. By staying calm and following the right steps, you have the best chance of a favorable outcome.
The most important step is to get yourself, and anyone else involved out of harm’s way. Once everyone is safe, seek medical treatment for any serious injuries. All other considerations can wait until everyone from both vehicles has gotten necessary evaluation and care.
You need to trade insurance information with the other driver, as well as collect contact details for anyone who witnessed the crash. If possible, take pictures of the cars, where they ended up, and any conditions which contributed to the auto accident. All this will come up during the case, and documentation will corroborate your side of the story.
Don't Admit Fault
When communicating with the other driver and the police, you may be tempted to apologize or make excuses for the accident, even if it was minor. Your words can be used against you later, so don't admit even partial fault without consulting a personal injury lawyer.
Get Legal Help
A personal injury case can mean massive medical and repair bills on both sides. It's worth the expense to hire an attorney for help pursuing your case. Arrange a consultation as soon as possible, so the lawyer can discuss your options.
Jones & Jones PC Attys At Law provides experienced legal representation and advice in Andalusia, AL. Their practice areas include family law, criminal law, personal injury, and auto accidents. To arrange a consultation, call (334) 222-3161 or get in touch online.
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