What To Do After An Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be feeling a large amount of pain and confused about what to do first. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law Offices can guide you through the legal process assuming you make the right decision after the car crash.

What You Should Do If You Have Been Involved In A Car Accident?

Call The Police.

The police will investigate the accident on the scene and may gather critical witness statement and other objective evidence that will become part of the official record. You may need to rely on this record, which can promote settlement or become a critical factor if your case needs to go to court. Oftentimes injuries turn out to be more severe than initially thought so your initial thought to handle the matter without the police can turn out to be a big mistake. It is usually best not to move vehicles until you are instructed to do so by the police. If you absolutely must do so, due to safety or other concerns, it is a very good idea to take pictures beforehand with a cellphone camera.

Determine Where Your Car Should Be Taken

If your car has sustained severe damage, it may need to be towed from the scene. You can decide where you want your vehicle towed to for repair and also which tow company to use. These decisions can save you money in towing, storage and repair charges.

Take The Names Of Any Witnesses

If your car crash leads to legal action, the testimony of eye witnesses can be imperative to your success. Get the names, telephone numbers and addresses to all eye witnesses.

Don't Admit Responsibility At The Scene

Sometimes drivers are quick to admit fault when in reality oftentimes other drivers, defective vehicles, or dangerous road conditions were really to blame.

Seek Medical Attention

It is important to get medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. Many times doctors will wait for payment pending the automobile accident claims process. Oftentimes, doctors and medical providers feel more secure waiting for future payment if an attorney is retained.

Contact Ellis Law Offices

When you have been injured in a car accident, having the lawyers at Ellis Law Offices in Worcester, Massachusetts, on your side can help you get full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call us for a free consultation relative to your car accident. Contact us. Home and hospital visits available at your request.