A: First, check yourself and others for any injuries. If anyone is seriously injured, call emergency services immediately. Then, move to a safe location and call the police to report the crash. While waiting for the police to arrive, exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties. If it's safe, take photos or videos of the accident scene, including the damage to all vehicles involved. Then, get medical attention, report your crash to your insurance company, and speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
A: A car accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process. They can investigate your crash and use the evidence to strengthen your claim. Additionally, they can handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies, so you don’t have to. Your attorney will fight to recover every dollar owed to you in damages either through a settlement or court verdict.
A: After a car accident, you may be compensated for current and future medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. The amount of money you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and the impact they have on your life. You may also be eligible for punitive damages if the at-fault driver’s actions were grossly negligent or intentional.