Once you are involved in an auto accident, it is common to be confused or overwhelmed. There are some time-sensitive steps that we recommend you take to make sure you're physically taken care of and your future claim is set up for success. Some of the steps you should take are:
- Seek Medical Attention Immediately: If you are in an auto accident, it is important to get yourself medical attention. It is very common for someone to be in an auto accident and then recognize a few days later that they are injured. Not getting yourself checked out immediately can result in more serious injuries. The doctors that treat you will also provide documentation of your injuries that will help you in your claim.
- Record the Accident Scene: It is likely that you have a cell phone with you once being in an auto accident. Once you exchange insurance information with the other parties, make sure you take photos of the accident scene. You’ll want to make sure you get images of the damage on all vehicles.
- Contact The Wyatt Injury Law Team: Before you contact the insurance companies, contact our team first. Insurance companies are focused on paying the accident victims as little money as possible. Taking advantage of our free consultation will save you money in the long run and our team will handle speaking with the insurance companies for you at no cost.
Contacting Insurance Companies After An Auto Accident
After being in an auto accident, we recommend you get medical attention first and then contact our law team before contacting any insurance company. The insurance adjuster’s goal is to have the insurance company pay you as little money as possible from your insurance policy. Insurance adjusters could potentially convince you that you don’t need an attorney for your auto accident. They take this step because they know hiring a car accident attorney will cause them to pay you more in the end. Reach out to our legal team to set up a free consultation before contacting any insurance provider.