What To Do After a Car Accident
The instant you become involved in a car accident your life changes. You have immediate concerns that must be addressed, which can include serious injuries and trying to find a way to get your vehicle fixed. Some folks may not be sure who to turn to and who to trust in situations like these. You may wonder who you can turn to for an objective opinion and who will look out for your best interests.
The lawyers at our firm will stand up for your interests. Carter Law Offices represents drivers and passengers who have been injured in car wrecks in Kansas City, Missouri, and throughout the surrounding areas. At our firm, we understand that every auto accident case is different. Our entire legal team takes time to properly evaluate your situation and will determine a course of action that is most appropriate for your case.
Next Steps After an Auto Accident
After a car accident, it is important to make sure you follow these steps:
1: Gather information from the other driver. This includes insurance information and contact information.
2: Exchange phone numbers and e-mails with witnesses. If you need to call upon witnesses later in your case, you can be sure you know how to get in contact with people who have seen the accident.
3: Get an examination from a doctor. Even if you do not feel like your injuries are severe, it is imperative that you get an examination from a doctor. You could have soft tissue injuries or internal injuries that may not be as apparent as surface injuries.
4. Call a lawyer at Carter Law Offices. In most every circumstance, you do need a lawyer’s help when you have been in a car wreck. Let one of our attorneys fight for your case and stand up for your rights.
Do’s and Don’ts After a Car Crash
After a car accident, do get medical treatment immediately. A thorough examination from a qualified medical professional can help with your case. Your injuries can be correctly identified so you can get the proper medical treatment. On our staff, we even have a registered nurse and a doctor of chiropractic — both of whom will work hard to help protect your rights. We utilize all available resources to make the strongest argument possible on your behalf.
Immediately following a car accident, the insurance company may contact you and want you to make a statement. It is critical that you do not make statements to the insurance company without your lawyer present. Insurance companies may try to give you questions with lead-in answers, or try to get you to make statements about your injuries before you have gotten a thorough medical examination.
Contact Carter Law Offices
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important that you speak to a lawyer to determine what steps you should take next. To schedule a consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call 816-283-3500 or contact us online. The first consultation is on us.