The moments following a car accident are nothing to take lightly. It’s in these crucial moments that everything can either be set up to work out in your favor or you could put yourself at a disadvantage in an upcoming personal injury case. But of course there’s the fact that during the aftermath of an accident, everything is moving at a million miles a minute. You have to quickly arrange everything and rearrange yourself; in some severe cases, literally. It’s in that sense that it’s understandable if you don’t make all the right moves in the moments and days following an accident, but it’s important that you put forth a degree of effort in order to set yourself up for a successful personal injury car accident case. So here’s some things to consider in the moments and days following an accident:
Right after an accident occurs, who should I call?
The very first people you should call are 911 authorities. Not your relatives, not your friends, but police and paramedics. Calling someone other than 911 can work against you if it is found that you called someone else first because it conveys that you believed that your injuries weren’t serious enough. And that’s the thing, what you first want to do is address any injuries and get the event examined and noted by authorities.
My car was impounded. What should I do?
If you don’t have the time or means to arrange a tow truck to clear your wreckage, the emergency services will do it for you in order to get the roads safe and clear for drivers. You will however be held to pay for the fee as well as any accruing storage fees, so it’s best to notify and make arrangements with your lawyer to address and handle this.
How will I cover my bills?
The payout from your case provided from the opposing party’s insurance will cover losses depending on their or your policy. This is also where your lawyer comes in. He or she will gather evidence, records and bills together to make a case for a specific amount of money of which the lawyer will have to argue for it against the insurance adjuster. Before the conclusion of the case, a personal injury lawyer, like one from Eric Roy Law Firm, will have taken all of your damages including your financial ones into account with the goal of arguing for the means to reimburse you for your losses and then some.