Next Steps after a Car Wreck
Regarding the legalities of your wreck, there are a few preemptive steps you can take to help get your case moving forward. For instance, a smart thing to do after an accident is to take photos. If you yourself aren’t able to do this, you could enlist the help of a loved one. Have them take pictures of the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved, your injuries, and anything else that is unique to the situation. Later on, those photos could prove valuable to your case.
Another crucial step post-accident is filing your case. Depending on the specific circumstances related to your accident and your insurance, this may entail filing a claim with your insurance company, filing your case in court, or even filing an administrative claim (if a government vehicle was involved). No matter the details of your accident, it’s always best to file as soon as possible, as each type of claim has its own set time limits. To ensure you’re filing the right paperwork for your case type, it is wise to enlist the aid of a legal professional.
Consult with an Attorney
Many car accident cases are simple and straightforward, but it can only help you to enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. I started O’Hara Law Firm because I was — and still am — determined to help those who have been hurt because of someone else’s actions of negligence. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation. After hearing the details of your case, I’ll guide you through the next steps I believe you should take.