An auto accident is a harrowing experience that most people just want to get out of unscathed and move on from. However, even if you feel well enough to walk away from the accident, you could face some health complications down the road that insurance companies should compensate you for.
Walking away without following some specific steps could leave you with no leg to stand on because you don’t have the proof or defense to back you up. Here are some of the top mistakes people make directly after a car or motorcycle accident and how our law firm can help.
Not Calling the Police
Even if you’re able to drive away, do not leave the scene of the accident and call the police! Leaving the scene not only damages your credibility as an innocent party, but it also prevents you from obtaining proof that the accident even occurred.
Always call the police before taking any other action. A police report is solid proof that the accident occurred and if anyone was injured. This can be one of the most important pieces of information when trying to secure compensation from insurance companies.
Not Calling an Injury Attorney
Police reports can only get you so far with an insurance agent. You truly need someone who is willing to fight by your side in your defense. If you were injured in the collision, after you call the police, reach out to a car accident attorney.
We understand all of the ins and outs of the aftermath of an auto collision and can help you get around any obstacle that stands in the way between you and the compensation you deserve.
Also, keep in mind that it’s essential to speak with an attorney before talking to an insurance company. We can help guide you through the first steps of starting off the process right.
Trust Bober Law Firm to drop any gimmicks other defense lawyers try to play up and let us give you the compassion and dedication that your case deserves from a defense representative.
Failing to Gather Evidence
If you are able to walk away from your car accident, make sure to gather as much evidence as you can in defense of your case. From pictures of your injuries to statements from other people involved in the accident, evidence is crucial to having essential proof of your side of the accident.
Although police and first responders are on your side, sometimes the situation is so hectic that pieces can be missed, and that’s where your personal evidence can come in to save the day!
Settling for the First Offer
If you try to gain compensation through opposing insurance companies and they agree to it, the chances are, the first offer the insurance company gives you is going to be the lowest. Their goal is to save as much money as possible when paying out claims.
As personal injury lawyers, we say lawyer up and prove to insurance companies that you are prepared to take this case as far as legally possible. You deserve more than minimal compensation, and we can help you achieve that.
Challenge Insurance Agencies Side By Side With Bober Law Firm
If you or a loved one were recently involved in a vehicle collision that wasn’t your fault, Bober Law Firm is here to help you gain the compensation you deserve. Let us go toe-to-toe against insurance companies for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our firm.