|What To Do If You Are In An Automobile Accident
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Many people panic when they are in an auto
accident. They worry how it will affect their insurance rates and other
matters. Sometimes, panic causes people to say and do things they will later
regret and to overlook information that would be helpful if a dispute arises
regarding the accident.
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Here are some steps to follow
if you are in a car accident.
If you were treated at the scene of the car
accident for any injuries, continue with the treatment prescribed by the health
care provider. Any delay or breaks in treatment can negatively affect your
physical recovery as well as the settlement value of your case.
Take photos of any bruises or lacerations and
any damage to your car, especially any damage to the interior such as seats,
dashboard or steering wheel.
If you did not require medical treatment at the
scene of the accident or are feeling sore shortly after you get home, try to
take some hot showers or baths. This would tend to eliminate or reduce any soft
tissue injuries. See your family doctor as soon as possible. Remember, there
really is not an adequate amount of money to compensate you for your pain, so
you should do everything possible to immediately reduce any possibility of pain
or long term injuries.
Notify your insurance carrier or agent of the
accident. They will open a file and assist with repair or replacement of your
car. They can be of great assistance even if the other drivers insurance
company will be paying for the damage.
Do not, repeat do not, give a statement to an
insurance representative from the other side. All they wish to do is to find
some way to deny or diminish your claims. They are more experienced than you
are. Just tell them where the car is and that it is available for
Obtain a free consultation from a qualified
personal injury attorney, preferably before speaking to the other sides
insurance representative. Personal injury attorneys are more than happy to
assist you, even if they dont handle your case.
You may receive a letter or telephone call from
the insurance carrier advising you that you should not contact an attorney,
that you should deal directly with them without a lawyer, that they will be
fair. BEWARE OF THIS. They will not be fair. They are trying to reduce the
amount of money to which you are entitled.
Your medical bills should be turned into and
paid by your medical hospitalization insurance provider. This will ensure
prompt payment to those who are giving you medical assistance. In most cases
your medical insurance provider will be repaid at the time of settlement of
These are just a few of the things that you should
do if you are in a car accident. Many times your case can be resolved without
employing an attorney. Still, you should take full advantage of a free
consultation from a lawyer.
If you choose to contact us for advice, you will
not be committed to us in any way, and at the least, will have a better
understanding of your rights and responsibilities.
If at any time you still need advice or are
uncertain what to do next, you should contact an attorney. Feel free to contact
our office by telephone, letter or email. Remember, there is no charge for
discussing your case with us and there is no commitment on your part unless and
until a written agreement is prepared and signed.
At the Law Offices of Barry W. Vermeeren, we pride
ourselves in our representation of persons and families in Ohio who have
suffered injury in a car accident due to anothers negligence.
Lawyer Barry W. Vermeeren provides legal services to injured persons throughout Ohio in addition to the Cities and Counties of Sandusky, Bellevue, Fremont, Woodville, Clyde, Erie, Castalia, Huron, Vermilion, Mansfield, Richland, Toledo, Miami,
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