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Who do I call if I’ve been in a car accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, your world has probably been turned upside down. You may be feeling confused and overwhelmed, not to mention scared and injured. What do you do now? Who do you call for help? In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to take after being involved in a car accident. Keep reading to learn more!

Step 1: Call 911

The first thing you should do after a car accident is to check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once the paramedics have arrived, they will assess the situation and transport any injured parties to the hospital.

Step 2: Move out of Harm’s Way

If there are no injuries, the next step is to move out of harm’s way, if possible. If you can’t move your vehicle, turn on your hazard lights to warn other drivers.

Step 3: Exchange Information

Once you are in a safe location, exchange information with the other driver. You will need their name, contact information, insurance company and policy number.

Step 4: Communicate with Police

The next step is to communicate with police on the scene. The police will write up a report of the accident, which will be important if you need to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Step 5: Contact a Car Accident Attorney

After the police have left the scene, it’s time to call a car accident attorney. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

At this point, you may not want to call your insurance company. Consider having your attorney contact them for you. This is because one mis-spoken phrase could mean a different outcome for your case.

If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait to call an experienced attorney. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start working on your case! Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to helping you get your life back on track.

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Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate, and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also, we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license, and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles.  Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in a state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.

If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages.

Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.

You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.

This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.

Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.

At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.

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