10 Things To Do After An Auto Accident
An automobile crash can be very frightening. You may be severely injured, your car may be extensively damaged and a careless party may have caused the wreck. At The Law Office of Christopher Jackson, we are experienced in providing advocacy throughout the legal process if you have been injured due to no fault of your own. Here are 10 things to do and not do after a car accident.
Top 10 Check Off List For Automobile Crashes
- Stop your vehicle after the wreck.
- Do NOT leave the scene.
- Call the police and ambulance if you are injured (call 911 if available).
- Protect the scene. If possible, do NOT move cars.
- Try to get information from the other drivers.
- Do NOT admit liability or fault.
- Get names and phone numbers of witnesses.
- Take pictures of cars, the accident scene and any injuries with a camera/phone.
- Do NOT give a statement to anyone but the police.
- Call your personal injury lawyer, Christopher L. Jackson at 859-261-1111 in Kentucky and 513-861-8000 in Ohio.
Guidance For Dealing With Post-Crash Details
After you call your personal injury lawyer, Christopher Jackson, he will set up your case with the insurance company. You should NOT give any recorded statements to any insurance companies until you talk to us. There are many important rules that can determine whether you can recover or not. Many times, there are small misunderstandings that can limit or prevent your recovery. Many clients are modest about their injuries, and the insurance company will use your modesty against you. A client may say, “Oh, I am ok,” but the client is really in pain. A few weeks later, when you are still in pain, the insurance company will likely deny your injury claim citing your modest statement after the car accident. Call us to discuss the 10 things to do after an auto accident in Cincinnati.
There are also many important decisions to make immediately after your accident regarding whether you should use your health insurance, medical payments coverage in Ohio or no-fault PIP in Kentucky. There are also other concerns if you were on the job, because you may have a workers’ compensation claim in addition to your personal injury claim.
Call us at 859-261-1111 in Kentucky or 513-861-8000 in Ohio, or inquire conveniently through email to discuss your accident.
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