What To Do After an Auto Accident
When you are involved in an
auto accident, the experience can leave you frustrated and feeling helpless. Suddenly
you are suffering with injuries and expenses that you never planned for.
At The Gilbert Law Group®, our experienced attorneys can help you
through the legal process to pursue the compensation you need for recovery.
Tips to Remember
The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic and confusing. Remember
these tips to help you stay in control of the situation:
Check for injuries and call for medical help. The first priority after any accident should be seeking medical attention
for yourself and others. You should be checked out by medical professionals
on the scene and follow up with your doctor afterward. Some injuries,
such as whiplash, are not apparent for 24-48 hours after the accident.
Call the police. One of the best ways to record an accurate and immediate account of what
happened is to give that information to the police. When you talk to the
investigating officer on the scene, he or she will record that in the
police report. It is best to record information when it is freshest in
your mind, immediately following the event.
Take pictures of the scene. If you have the ability to take pictures at the scene of the accident,
then use your cell phone or camera to document damage to the vehicle,
your visible injuries, and the general scene of the accident. Do not interfere
with the police investigation of the scene. And if you are injured, remember
that seeking medical attention is more important than anything else.
Exchange information with the other drivers. Make sure to write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of everyone
involved in the accident and any witnesses.
Protect your rights. Call an experienced attorney as soon as possible after your accident to
ensure that your rights are protected. Do not sign anything or settle
with the insurance company until you have spoken with an attorney.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident, please
call (888) 711-5947 today to speak with one of our experienced Denver auto accident attorneys.
We are dedicated to helping victims recover the compensation they need.