There are many things you should do after being involved in a car crash. However, there are few things you should not do after a crash.
Most importantly, always call the police. If the other driver is hesitant to do so, especially if it’s their fault, calling the police ensures, the crash is documented. In addition, an official crash report can be helpful for possible future claims.
Second, take pictures of the vehicles involved and any injuries you or your passengers may have suffered. Taking video of the vehicles involved in the crash is an excellent idea, if possible. Third, report the crash immediately to your auto insurance company.
Don’t hesitate to hire an injury attorney if you think you need one. If you retain a lawyer, the lawyer will contact that adverse driver’s insurance company to open a claim on your behalf.
If you decide not to hire an injury attorney, contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, you should NOT agree to provide a recorded statement to them.
You have no obligation to give a statement to the adverse driver’s insurance company. However, you are responsible for cooperating with your own insurance company who may want a report from you.
If you are injured, get medical treatment as soon as you can. If you have health insurance, insist that the medical provider use your health insurance to pay for treatment. While they might have the right to decline your insurance when there is a third party at fault, demand that they use your health insurance.
Hiring an experienced injury attorney will help you get through the obstacles, especially as you heal from your injuries.
If you’ve been involved in a car crash, reach out and contact the Leader Law Firm for a free case evaluation. We will ask questions and help you determine the best way forward.