What To Do After An Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be feeling a lot of pain and confusion about what to do first. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law Offices can guide you through the legal process.
What Should You Do If You Have Been Involved In A Car Accident?
Call The Police.
The police will investigate the scene and may gather critical witness statements 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. Often, injuries turn out to be more severe than initially thought so handling 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 for safety or other concerns, it is a 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 it towed and 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 eyewitnesses can be imperative to your success. Get the names, telephone numbers and addresses of all eyewitnesses.
Don’t Admit Responsibility At The Scene
Sometimes drivers are quick to admit fault when in reality, other drivers, defective vehicles or dangerous road conditions are 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. Often, doctors and medical providers feel more secure waiting for 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. Contact us for a free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available at your request.