Steps To Take After An Accident

Few people know exactly what steps they should take after an accident to protect their right to compensation. Here are some of the most important things you need to do:

  • Get medical treatment right away. This may mean a trip to the emergency room, to an urgent care center, or your primary care doctors. For a life-threatening injury, go to nearest medical facility that can provide the care you need.
  • Call in the incident to the police. Police reports also help your case.
  • Take pictures. Do everything you can to document the scene.
  • Talk to witnesses. If you can, get their names and contact information. You do not want this to turn into a he said, she said case.
  • Do not talk to the other driver's insurance company on your own. They will try to get you to say things that are damaging to your case.
  • Follow up with your primary care doctor. This will help document your injuries to the insurance company. Most importantly, it will help you get better.
  • Learn about your insurance options. For instance, your policy likely includes Med Pay, which is coverage you purchase for your family and yourself. You can use your Med Pay benefits and still pursue a claim against the other driver's insurance.
  • Remember that symptoms do not always show up instantly. Some people feel fine after the accident, thanks to adrenaline, and then pain begins hours or days later.
  • Do not discontinue medical care until you are better. If you have gaps in your medical treatment, the insurance company will use it against you.

I worked for insurance companies for years. I know their tricks. If you call me at the Law Office of Anna L. Burr in Aurora, Colorado, I will fight for your rights. You will work directly with me every step of the way to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve.

It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you could make a mistake that will damage your case.

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I offer free consultations. To set one up, you can contact me online or call 720-500-2076. My law office is in Aurora, Colorado, and I represent accident victims throughout the Denver metropolitan area.