Know The Steps To Take After A Motor Vehicle Accident
After a serious motor vehicle accident, you may feel disoriented, frightened and overwhelmed. One of the best ways to regain control of your situation is to know the steps to take after an accident. At Warner Law Offices PLLC, we help clients throughout West Virginia understand what to do after a car, truck or motorcycle accident
1. Get medical treatment
The most important immediate step is to seek medical treatment. You may need to call an ambulance to transport you to the hospital. Some forms of personal injuries do not appear right away, so you should seek treatment even if you do not feel pain.
2. Call the police
Call the police to have them document the scene and file an official report—especially if the crash is serious or involves more than one vehicle.
3. Document the scene
Get the name and contact information of the other party or parties involved in the crash. Write down their names, license plate numbers, phone numbers and insurance information. Take the names and contact information of any witnesses at the scene.
4. Do not make any recorded statements
The other driver’s insurance company may contact you for a statement, but do not speak to them. Insurance companies do not always offer fair settlements to accident survivors. Instead, contact an attorney like the ones at Warner Law Offices PLLC who will advocate for your rights.
After Your Accident, Get A Free Consultation
Warner Law Offices PLLC provide free initial consultations if you were in a crash. Our attorneys can advise you on the best course of action to take if you need to seek compensation. To get a free consultation, send our firm an email, call 304-345-6789 or call toll-free at 866-344-4460.