In order to best protect your assets after a car accident, you should be sure to do the following:
CAR ACCIDENT FAQ
What should I do after a car accident?
The first thing you need to do is remain calm and call the proper authorities. Unless it is absolutely necessary, do not move the vehicles until the police arrive. Seek medical attention for you or any other injured drivers. Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties involved, including any witnesses. Write the names and badge numbers of any police officers that are investigating the car accident. Take photographs of the vehicles and any injuries sustained by you or your passengers. Do not admit fault. And if necessary, contact a car accident attorney.
If I’ve been in a car accident, do I need a lawyer?
If you did not suffer any immediate or lingering injuries in the accident, you may settle your insurance claim without the need for a car accident attorney. However, if you or someone you know were injured in the accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent party.
What compensation can I expect if I file a claim?
The primary forms of compensation in a car accident claim are medical bills, last wages, and damage to your vehicle. But you may also be compensated for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and the loss of property on your person at the time of the car accident.
How long will it take to settle a car accident claim?
If the case is clear–fault is clear, insurance coverage is adequate for the damages involved, and no one suffered truly serious or life-long injuries, then the case can settle within a month or two. If your case is more complicated, then that could draw out the claim process. This could be due to the severity of damages, the level of cooperation from the responsible driver or insurance company, legal proceedings, or questions of fault.
ARE YOU THE VICTIM OF A CAR ACCIDENT? DON’T HESITATE, CONTACT A NORRISTOWN CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY
If you were involved in a car accident and are located in the Norristown area, reach out to the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman. Our expert lawyers may be able to assist you with legal knowledge you need to get the compensation you may deserve. Call us today at (215)-515-0808.