Any time you find yourself suffering an injury because of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to take certain steps that help to protect your rights. Part of the steps you need to take involve making a few very important phone calls.
The phone calls you make immediately after an accident can help you when it comes time to speak to your legal representation.
1. Law Enforcement
Contact the local law enforcement to come out to the scene. This is done for a few different reasons. First, if you have significant property damage that exceeds a specific amount of money, the police report can attest to that. Second, any severe injury should be reported to help get medical to the scene of the accident.
Finally, the report the law enforcement officer takes at the scene can help you when building your claim because that report will have statements from all parties and specific information regarding the incident.
2. Your Doctor
You want to get medical attention as soon as you can to help start treatment for any injuries you have. Working with your doctor can get you on the road to recovery, but it also helps to provide you with medical records that your lawyer can use on your behalf.
3. Legal Counsel
Of course, you want to make sure you’re calling your legal team to help build your claim and protect you from the actions of the insurance company. If you speak with the insurance company first, they may try to get you to provide a recorded statement. This is something that they often try and use against you.
By having a lawyer on your side, you can better prepare for any claim with an adjuster. The attorney can help answer any questions the insurance provider may have when trying to take advantage of your rights during a stressful situation.
At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we prioritize your best interests and work to pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Trust that our Atlanta car accident lawyers are on your side every step of the way, and we’ll go the extra mile when your health is at stake.
Call our firm at (888) 425-6070 today to discuss your potential case.