What Should I Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident?
The truth is that motor vehicle accidents are unexpected and can happen to anyone. After an accident, it is usually very chaotic and you will probably be frightened, but it is important to be prepared and know the steps to take after any collision.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact the Ohio car accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We will help you navigate the complex process of obtaining compensation after a motor vehicle accident. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW today for a free consultation.
Steps to Take After a Collision
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be scary and overwhelming, so it is important to know what steps to take after an accident. There are steps you can take that will help as you seek compensation for your losses later.
Seek medical treatment.
Immediately following an accident, you should do your best to remain calm and promptly seek medical attention. Even if you do not feel hurt right away, your injuries may show up later. Bruises, sprains, and strains often appear days after an accident.
Obtain personal information from everyone involved and witnesses.
The next step is to obtain accurate information about the other parties involved in the accident, including their names, contact, and insurance information. If there were any witnesses, obtain contact information for them as well. If someone refuses to give you information, seek it from the police when they arrive.
Document the situation.
If possible, you should also document information about your accident by taking photos of the scene, damage to your and other vehicles, and your injuries.
Never admit fault.
Even if you feel you may have been partially at fault in the accident, you should avoid apologizing or admitting fault because such statements could adversely impact your claim.
Notify your insurance company.
You will also need to notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. You are under no obligation to immediately speak with the insurance company of other people involved. Anything you say could be used against you later. Talk to your insurance company and seek the advice of a lawyer before making any official statements.
Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure your rights are protected. The sooner you contact an attorney, the quicker they can begin an investigation and gather evidence, which may be unavailable if you wait too long.
Seeking Compensation After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be unable to return to work for a significant period of time. The financial and physical toll of your injuries can be overwhelming for both you and your family. If your injuries were the result of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses.
Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
How the Experienced Ohio Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident will give you the best chance at obtaining the compensation you deserve. Having a skilled personal injury attorney by your side from the very beginning can help you in the following ways:
Protecting your rights.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys can answer your questions, explain your legal options, and advocate for your best interests. We can assist you with pursuing a claim for compensation by negotiating with an insurance company or by taking your personal injury case to court.
Preserving valuable evidence.
Preserving evidence is essential to proving liability for motor vehicle accident injuries. Our attorneys here at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, can begin working immediately to investigate your accident, collect and preserve evidence, review your accident report, and engage experts in analyzing the events of your crash.
Negotiating with the insurance company.
It is important to understand that insurance companies are not looking out for your best interest. This is why it is important to have a personal injury attorney who can take the lead on negotiating with the insurance company and stand up for your rights. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, many of our attorneys have worked in the insurance industry so we understand how the claims process works. We have unique insight into the strategies that insurance companies use, which allows us to build the strongest possible case for why you deserve compensation.
Contact an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we understand the financial pressure and uncertainty that you may be experiencing after suffering a serious injury. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys have more than four centuries of combined legal experience and we are ready to help you navigate the claims process and fight for the maximum compensation available. We have secured countless favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
We offer a free consultation and don’t charge any attorney’s fees unless you obtain compensation for your case. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation with our Ohio car accident attorneys. We have law offices in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown.