Car accidents happen suddenly, and you may find yourself thrown into a whirlwind of
insurance claims and medical treatment. After a car accident, there can
be many things that you may need to do. Here’s what you can do to
make it easier.
At the scene of the accident, don’t apologize. Even if you are not
at fault, this can be construed as guilt and make your claim far more
difficult. Instead, ask if the others involved are okay or if they need
an ambulance called for them. You can still be caring and helpful without
Document the Accident Scene
It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, especially for insurance
claims. If you can take photographs of the damage, the weather conditions,
signage and road markings, and other important details at the time of
the accident, it is extremely helpful to demonstrate what occurred. If
you are unable to take pictures at the time of the accident, go back later
and photograph what you are able to. You should also contact the police
to come and take a report. The police report is critical for filing an
Keep Track of Your Medical Expenses
You will need to maintain copies of your medical records and bills for your
injuries. The insurance company will need these documents as a part of your claim,
so it can help to keep copies of your bills, doctor’s notes, treatment
plans, and other records on hand.
Seek Treatment & Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
After an accident, it is important to get medical treatment, even if you
feel you are uninjured. A thorough examination by your doctor can help
you uncover potential injuries and work to prevent them from growing worse.
It is also critical to follow your doctor’s directions for recovery,
including medication, weight limits, and activity recommendations. They
can help you recover fully and quickly. Failing to do so may also harm
your claim, since the insurance company may believe that you are not as
injured as you have claimed.
Contact a Wasilla Auto Accident Lawyer - (907) 357-5297
After a car accident, you should contact our experienced and caring team at the
Denali Law Group. Our Wasilla
car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping our injured clients receive the compensation
they deserve. We are backed by more than 75 years of combined experience,
so you can trust that your case will be handled in an efficient and satisfying manner.
Contact our team to schedule a
free initial case evaluation. Call (907) 357-5297.