Read for some helpful tips on what to do after a car accident:
No one plans to get involved in an automobile accident. Not only do you have to face the expenses of repairing your vehicle or missing work (or other plans for the day), but you may have to deal with short or long-term injuries that will take time from which to recover. It is most important to be aware of a few items you need to address before leaving the scene of the accident.
Below are some helpful tips on what to do after a car accident:
Under no circumstances ever leave the scene of the accident until the police arrive. In Connecticut the police will always come to the accident scene regardless of the severity. Often those who tell you they are at fault change their story after the fact and without the police officer documenting fault, it makes pursuing a claim that much tougher.
Also, what appears to be a minor accident, based on the visible damage to your car or what you initially feel on your body often can later become a major incident. In the days after a car accident, many victims of an accident often develop serious injuries from accidents that due to adrenaline and shock are not apparent to the accident victim on the scene of the accident. It is always wise to get examined by a medical professional after the accident and in the days and weeks that follow. Even accidents occurring at speeds with not a lot of visible damage to the vehicles can still result in very serious and permanent injuries. The amount of damage to the car does not always correlate with the amount of damage to one’s body.
Make sure you keep all your records of the accident report, contact information that was exchanged and medical records together.
If your vehicle needs to be towed, you can tell the officer where you would like the vehicle towed. If you do not select a place, then the officer will have it towed one of the listed storage yards. Be sure to collect your personal items/valuables. If you have a car seat for minors, make sure you remove it as well. You can have someone pick you up at the location or nearby after the report has been filed. Additionally, when you take your car to a reputable auto body shop, they often discover additional damage to the frame or under your bumper or even to your mechanical system that would not be apparent to you from just a visual inspection. So, pick your shop carefully.
Tindall Law Firm, LLC for 25 years has been helping accident victims and has been very successful in helping those who are victims of accidents. Are firm is set up to handle this process as smoothly as is possible, even assisting you with getting your vehicle fixed, lining up a rental vehicle for you, and seeking compensation for your injuries, medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the impact the accident has upon your life. To recover adequate compensation, you will need representation from an experienced attorney, such as our firm.
We handle this representation on a contingency basis, meaning the legal fees will be paid when we receive payment from the at-fault party and their insurance company, so that you owe us no fees or costs unless we are successful. This is true no matter how many hours we put into your case. We pride ourselves on treating each case, no matter its relative dollar value, the same, as if it is our only and most important case.
At Tindall Law Firm, LLC, we fight to recover damages for car accident victims in Connecticut. With 25 years of experience, attorney Tavis Tindall has the knowledge, skill, and reputation to hold the negligent driver accountable for your losses. For a free consultation with a Waterbury car accident injury lawyer, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online.