‘What Steps Should I Take After A Car Wreck?’
When you are injured after a collision with a car or truck and your injuries are serious, your life could be disrupted significantly. You could lose your job and your ability to support your family or do tasks you once took for granted.
At Amity Legal Associates, PS, lawyer Geoffrey Kim focuses much of his practice on helping car accident injury victims get the resources they need to recover. He can help you negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies or fight for you in civil litigation if necessary.
Recommended Steps After A Car Accident
After a car accident, you may help yourself as follows:
- If you are seriously injured, get medical help immediately. Everything else can wait. Also, being treated immediately reinforces the damages you have suffered.
- If your injuries are significant but you are ambulatory, see your primary care doctor right away. Again, it is important to document your injuries as soon as possible and demonstrate your willingness to cooperate for the sake of your recovery.
- Ask for a copy of the police report. This crucial piece of evidence provides a narrative for how the accident happened and which driver demonstrated the most negligence.
- Call a personal injury attorney. A lawyer who specializes in representing victims of auto collisions can review the police report for accuracy and begin to build your case.
- Let your attorney talk to the insurance companies. They can handle correspondence and calls and advise you when or whether to make a statement directly to the insurer.
- Finally, be honest with your lawyer about how the accident has limited you or caused you pain. Do not try to “tough it out.” This strategy could cause the other side to question the legitimacy of your claim.
After A Collision, Contact A Firm Focused On Personal Injury
Attorney Kim has extensive experience representing clients injured in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Washington. Call the law office of Amity Legal Associates in Bellevue at 206-338-6402 or send an email message to set up a case consultation. Personal injury clients receive representation on a contingency basis, meaning if you do not recover compensation, you owe the firm nothing.