Protect Your Compensation Claim after a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, it is very important to get reasonable compensation for the injury caused by the negligence of another party. Adjustors often approach accident victims early in the claims process and try to get a quick settlement rather than allowing the victim to take time to think about where they stand legally and discuss their case with a lawyer. To receive fair compensation, take into consideration, the following important points.
Call the police
Contact the police right away even if the accident was a minor one. They will evaluate and investigate the accident scene and make a police report. This report helps to establish detailed facts.
Take pictures and collect information
Take pictures and get the names and contact information of witnesses. Take photographs of the vehicle positions, body damage, skid marks and road conditions.
Call a lawyer
A lawyer with experience and knowledge of accidents and personal injury claims is best. He/she will guide you so that legal mistakes can be avoided. An experienced lawyer is fully aware of the statute of limitations that applies to a particular personal injury case and will make sure that the case progresses within that time frame. Your interests will be protected while fair and full compensation from the insurance company is demanded.
Seek medical help
If you are injured, whether a minor or major injury, seek medical help. It is natural to ignore minor injuries. However, minor pain is sometimes an indication of a more serious injury, especially when it is related to ligaments, bones, and muscles. Often the pain may not be felt for a week or two. Visiting a doctor or a hospital can help document your injuries and begin necessary treatment as soon as possible.
Do not make a recorded statement to the insurance company
Do not make any recorded statement to the insurance company representative without your lawyer’s knowledge. Your lawyer will prepare you for any recorded statements with the insurance company so that all facts about the accident are expressed properly.
Contact Connecticut Car Accident Lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm. Our firm has over 30 years of experience handling many serious accident cases in the Connecticut area. We are confident that we will obtain the highest compensation possible for your car accident case.