Car Crash Coursework Pt. 4: Dealing with the Aftermath
As you may have suspected last week, you’ll have to do something with all the documentation and evidence you collected. We also promised we’d tell you where to go after leaving the scene of an accident. Keep reading, because here at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC, we do not disappoint!
Head to the Hospital
After a car accident, it is important to get “checked out,” even if you don’t seem to have any injuries. While you may be able to schedule an appointment with your doctor, you are better off taking a trip to the nearest emergency room. It might seem dramatic for a scratch or a bruise, but any possible injury associated with an auto accident is considered to be “trauma” within the medical field. To avoid liability, most physicians and clinics avoid accepting trauma patients altogether. It might take a little longer, but going to the E.R. is the best way to consult a medical professional after your accident.
Endure Insurance Investigations
Even though you were totally prepared, kept your cool throughout your entire accident, and spoke to your insurance company before you left the scene, you are more than likely going to get another call. As part of their job, insurance adjusters must conduct accident investigations. During this process, adjusters typically speak to both parties and follow up to confirm facts and gather additional evidence. This may be a months-long process. Worse, insurance companies might try to minimize your settlement.
Instead of negotiating with insurance companies on your own, recruit our legal team to do it for you. With our warrior-approach, we can help you get the highest settlements and most favorable outcomes from even the greediest of insurance companies.
File a Personal Injury Claim
Sometimes, insurance alone will not cover your injuries. In these cases, you may want to file a personal injury claim to get the damages you deserve. At Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC, our attorneys can help you collect compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Missed work
- Pain and suffering
- And more!
You have officially completed Car Crash Coursework, brought to you by Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC. By now, you’re a car accident pro, so we don’t even have to tell you to request a free consultation in the event of an accident. If you still have any questions, though, feel free to call us at (918) 347-6456.