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I was injured in a crash…what now?

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you are involved in a car accident, then it is eseential that you seek out medical care and take the time to heal. There will be lots of things going on around you initially, and you may feel confused or frustrated by all of the questions you’re asked to answer or the options you’re given for treatment. On top of that, you may feel concerned about the money you’ll have to spend on your injuries.

The good news is that if you were hurt because of another driver’s actions, then you should be able to seek out compensation from their insurance carrier. You may ask that the driver is held accountable for their errors or recklessness and that you are fairly compensated for what you’ve been through and how this injury may affect you in the long term.

What should you do after a collision?

The first step after getting into a crash is to make sure you get the right medical care for yourself and your loved ones. At the scene, call 911 to inform the police and emergency service about any injuries. When the emergency medical team and police or firefighters come to the scene, allow them to help those who are injured. Make sure you get medical attention quickly, even if you’re not sure if you’ve been hurt.

Remember that many kinds of injuries are difficult to recognize at first. You may have delayed symptoms, so seeking medical care sooner rather than later could help prevent those injuries from worsening suddenly.

After you get medical care, it’s a good idea to contact your insurance company to let them know that a crash happened. You should not admit fault or say anything that could indicate that you’re at fault.

After this, know that the other party’s insurance or attorney may try to reach out to you. It’s better to forward their requests for information to your attorney so that you can focus on your health and be sure that someone familiar with negotiating is there to answer questions about the collision. This will also help prevent misunderstandings that could hurt your case.