What to Do After a Car Accident

Monday, July 15, 2013

What to Do After a Car Accident

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Getting into a car crash can be frightening. They are unpredictable and can cause plenty of damage. You may feel flustered after you get into an accident, so it is important to have an idea of what to do in case you’re involved in one. Here are some tips for what you should do following a car crash.

Record as Much Information As Possible

You probably already know that after an accident, you have to exchange insurance information with the other person or people involved. You may not know that it’s a smart idea to also photograph and write down exactly what happened during the accident. Writing down and documenting as much detail as possible about the crash can make it easier to deal with afterwards, so try to record as much as you can. Car crash lawyers appreciate having as much information as they can when they’re fighting a case for compensation, as it is easier to prove one party is at fault.

Contact an Attorney

If you’re injured in a car accident, it will be especially important for you to contact a personal injury lawyer afterwards. Seek medical attention first, then call an attorney who has experience working with car accident cases. They will be able to discuss your options with you, and they will also know the best way to approach insurance companies in order to get you the compensation you deserve. This is especially important if the other party in the car accident is under- or uninsured. Those cases can be even more confusing without the help of a legal professional. Though your insurance policy may cover some of the costs, you may be entitled to more than your insurance company is willing to pay out. In these instances, car crash lawyers can be a great help to car accident victims.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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