When you are in an auto accident it can be quite a shock. When you are at the scene of the accident you may feel as though you are in a daze, gathering information and talking to police and witnesses. When the excitement is over and your injuries have been treated, the next steps you take after an auto accident can make a huge difference in how quickly you receive fair compensation for the accident.
Contact Your Insurance
Even if you were not at fault in the accident, you may want to contact your car insurance company to let them know about the accident. If you have rental car coverage you may be able to get a rental car right away while you’re waiting for your claims to be processed or your car repaired. Your insurance can also work with the other driver’s insurance company and your attorney to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Police
It is a good idea to get a copy of the police report so that you know exactly what is in it. You may be certain that you were not at all to blame for the accident, but the police report may show something different. It is important that you know what is on the police report so that you are not blindsided while the insurance investigation is ongoing.
Contact an Attorney
It is usually a good idea to contact an attorney any time you are injured through someone else’s negligence, even in car accidents. Insurance companies are always trying to pay out as little as possible, and if the other driver had no insurance you may have even more difficulty getting all of your damages and injuries reimbursed. An attorney is only working on your side to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have recently been in an auto accident and need representation, contact us today for a free consultation and more information.