What To Do After A Car Accident
Getting into a car accident may be one of the scariest moments of your life. After a serious accident, you have to worry about making a full and healthy recovery. Which is why at Norton & Spencer, P.C., our experienced attorneys walk you through the emotional, legal and financial challenges that often come after these accidents.
What should you do in the first moments after you get in a car accident? Below are some of the first steps you should keep in mind.
1. Seek Medical Attention
Always go to a doctor, hospital or other medical facility following your accident, even if you don’t think you are injured. Your health should come first, and if you wait too long to seek treatment and symptoms of an injury develop as a result, you may not be able to recover full compensation.
2. Exchange And Gather Information
In addition to providing your own information to law enforcement, insurance agents and others involved in the accident, be sure to collect all the information you need for yourself. Take photos of the scene, ask for the contact information of any witnesses, as well as the insurance information from other drivers who may have caused the accident. Be sure you keep careful records of your medical treatment and property damage claims as well.
3. Be Wary Of Working With Insurance Companies
While you may be tempted to call the insurance company and take their offer to cover your immediate expenses, this is hardly ever in your best interests. Insurance companies operate on a profit, and will almost always put their bottom line ahead of your health and well-being. If you accept their offer without a lawyer by your side, you may be getting a fraction of what you deserve.
4. Hire An Attorney Right Away
The trial attorneys at Norton & Spencer, P.C., have stood up for Kansas City accident victims for over half a century. We know what it takes to secure results, and we have seen far too many people attempt to go through the process alone, and fail to secure the compensation they desperately need.
If you are injured in a car accident in Missouri, or anywhere for that matter, we strongly encourage you to hire legal counsel as soon as possible. There is no risk or upfront cost to get started — consultations are free, and you only pay if and when we secure you compensation. Call our office today at 816-454-5800, or send us an email to make your first appointment.