Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
At the Bowers Law Firm, we have a lot of clients who call and ask basic questions about their accident claims. We wanted to provide you with some very brief information about accident cases so that you understand what you can do to protect your claim. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more detailed answers specific to your case.
What Do I Need To Do After An Accident?
If you are injured, seek medical treatment immediately. Even if you do not think you are hurt badly, see your doctor soon after the crash. This is essential to your future claims, as you need to be able to show that the accident is what caused your health problems.
If you are able to remain at the scene, do not say anything to the other drivers in the crash. Anything that you say, no matter how minor it may seem, can be twisted to undermine your claim in the future.
Try to document the accident as much as possible. Take photos of the cars, as well as the location where the accident occurred. If there is anything out of the ordinary in any way, make sure that this information is recorded in the official accident report created by law enforcement officers. After all this is done, make an appointment with a lawyer to discuss your case.
What Is My Claim Worth?
Everyone that comes into our office wants to know the answer to this question. Because each accident case is so different, it is impossible for us to give you any sort of idea on things without talking to you personally. When we have this conversation, we can analyze your expenses and treatment costs and provide you with a much clearer picture of your situation, as well as what we can do to help.
Are Insurance Companies On My Side?
No. You need to know that they are not looking out for you at all. Even your own insurance company is first and foremost committed to protecting its own interests. Your claim is something that they want to make go away, and they hope that you make a mistake that allows them to pay you much less than your case is worth.
You cannot take what these companies say at face value. They are doing and saying things that are designed to get you to behave in a certain way. If you make the wrong statement to them or decide to accept their settlement offer, you could be causing yourself significant future harm.
Do You Think You Might Have A Case?
If you have been injured in an accident in Wyoming, Utah or Idaho, reach out to us today to learn how our experienced attorney can help. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 833-733-5646 or send us an email.