If you are injured in a car wreck it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Car wrecks are very common in the United States and most of the time car wrecks are caused by human error. One minute your life is going along well, the next you’re in a car accident. Your world suddenly is upside down. You were driving on the freeway and traffic began to slow down and suddenly you’re hit from behind, HARD! Pushing your car into another and another. You’re stunned, you hit your knee, your neck is hurting. You think, I’m going to be late to work. Now what do you do?
First, be sure you’re not seriously injured, if you are, go to the hospital in an ambulance. Your health is the utmost importance. Don’t risk your health. If you’re able, take photos of the accident that can make all the difference in your case. Get the driver’s license and insurance information from the other driver and names and contact information from witnesses. It is very important to look closely at the driver’s license of the driver who hit you. If the license lists a P.O. box as their address, DO ask for the address where they reside, or it can cause difficulties later. Press them for this information as it will be very important for your case.
Call the police and make sure you get a police report filed and a copy for yourself. This is very important. It can make or break your case.
Call an attorney immediately so you can protect your rights. An attorney can bring depth knowledge and experience with the legal doctrines, insurance contracts and regulations as well as court room procedure. If you act quickly and follow these steps, it will protect your rights.