Three Things An Auto Accident Attorney Wants You To Do After An Accident

Posted on: 15 September 2017

There are certain things an auto accident lawyer sees on a consistent basis. Things that hurt their client's chances of getting the maximum compensation for their injuries and property damage. The following are among the most important things you should understand about a car accident that will help your lawyer get the compensation that you are entitled to.

Do not admit to anything

Because you aren't an attorney, you are not likely to know what you are guilty of. You may feel bad after an accident, but that doesn't mean, under the law, you are at fault for the accident. And even if the accident is your fault, by admitting this, the consequences may be worse for you than they would be if you would have simply said nothing. Never mind how you feel or what you think regarding who is to blame. Let your attorney apply the law to your circumstances.

See a doctor immediately

Even if you think your injuries are not serious, you need to visit a doctor as soon as you can. When you fail to do this, it can hurt your chances for medical compensation when you discover at a later time that you sustained an injury. It is difficult for an attorney to make the case that your injury was due to the accident when you delayed treatment. A doctor may not catch a problem immediately after the accident, but if you went to a doctor, you attorney will have a stronger case to argue on your behalf.

Get as much information as possible

Attorneys love to have as much information as they can about a case. The more they know, they better they can represent you. If you are able, take as many photos as possible after an accident. Not only of the vehicles involved, but take photos of the surrounding area, including traffic lights and any signs near the roads. You should also get the names of any witnesses to the accident. Make a note about the road conditions. If the pavement was slick because of rain, you need to document this. Your attorney will want to know what the driving conditions were like before the accident. In the daytime, make a note of the direction of the sun.

After an auto accident, it is often difficult to think clearly. The adrenaline is high, but you have to calm down and gather your thoughts. What you do or fail do after the accident will either help your attorney or help an insurance company's attorney. If you can remember the three things listed above, your attorney will have the best chance of helping you.

Talk to an auto accident attorney like Teresa P Williams if you have questions.