After a Car Accident: Answers to Five Common Questions
Car crashes caused by the careless or otherwise wrongful conduct of other parties cry out for compensation. But when you are in the aftermath of an accident, it can be scary and unsettling trying to take the right steps in response to what has happened.
At Chester Law Group Co. LPA, we can help guide you forward confidently as you take those steps. Our attorneys have a proven record of helping clients seeking full and rightful compensation for car accident injuries.
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To help you get started in dealing with your accident, here are answers to five commonly asked questions.
Q: Do I have to call the police?
A: Yes, it is a good step to call the police after an accident. Even if the accident is a minor one, it is worth making the call. An officer may not always be able to respond in a prompt manner. But it is still good to involve the police if possible before exchanging insurance information with the other driver.
Q: What should I say to the other driver?
A: Make sure you exchange insurance information with the other driver and notify your own insurance company about the accident. But don't get into a discussion of the accident with the other driver. Save that conversation for the insurance agent or the police.
Q: What else should I do?
A: If you need medical attention, you should of course get that. Call an ambulance if necessary. Unless you are too injured to do so, try to take a few notes about what happened. This could include using your phone to take pictures of the accident scene.
Q: Do I need a lawyer?
A: Whether you need a lawyer depends on several key factors. One factor is whether serious injuries were involved. Another is when you may need to seek compensation for your injuries from a negligent party.
Q: How much do lawyers charge?
A: Many law firms that handle personal injury cases offer free initial consultations. This allows for an opportunity to talk with an experienced attorney at no charge to discuss the status of a possible legal claim.