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Five things to do when you have a car accident.

11/24/15

FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT

1. CALL THE POLICE AND MAKE A REPORT.

No matter how minor the accident may be you have to call the police and make sure they make a report.  If the other driver leaves the scene of the accident you will forfeit crucial benefits if you do not make a report.

2. TAKE PICTURES.

The old saying ‘a picture speaks a 1000 words’ is never more true than after an accident, the photos you take will serve as proof that the accident occurred as well as show the severity of the accident.

3. REPORT THE ACCIDENT TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.

Contact your insurance company to report the accident, even if you are at fault.  Your insurance will attempt to disclaim and reject any claim you have and may not defend you if you are sued if you do not report the accident.

4. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

If you are injured you must seek medical attention immediately.  Even if you think the complaints of pain are minor you should see a doctor and document the complaints.  If the pain goes away that is great, but if the pain doesn’t and you wait too long to seek treatment the insurance company may use that to reject your claim and refuse to pay for the medical bills.

5. CONTACT YOUR LAWYER – ROBERT K. YOUNG & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

Whenever you are involved in a car accident you should contact our office immediately.  We will file the appropriate paperwork with your insurance company to protect and preserve all the rights you may have.  A consultation with our office is FREE, but the benefits we preserve could be PRICELESS.


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