What to Do After a Car Accident
While the circumstances of every car accident are unique, there are a number of general things that you should and should not do following an accident.
Should I stop my vehicle?
You should stop your vehicle. Failure to stop following an accident is considered to be a hit-and-run, and may result in criminal charges.
Should I seek medical attention?
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you have no noticeable injuries, it can take weeks or months for certain soft tissue injuries to manifest themselves. Having proper medical documentation helps to strengthen your claim.
What information do I need from the other driver?
You should exchange basic information with the other driver. Make sure that you get the name, address and insurance policy number from the other driver.
What other information do I need?
You should get all relevant information from any witnesses. They can help bolster your claim for compensation.
When should I contact my insurance company?
You should notify your insurance provider as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in a forfeiture of your claim.
When should I contact the other driver’s insurance company?
You should not engage in discussions with the other driver’s insurance provider without seeking legal advice. Insurance companies are designed to make money. They do not accomplish this by giving it away and their initial settlement offer may be significantly less than what your claim is worth.
Call for a Consultation With a Rockville Injury Claim Attorney
There are a number of things that should be done after an accident. However, first and foremost, after seeking treatment for any injuries, should be to seek experienced legal advice. Contact our Maryland car accident lawyers online or call 301-731-3303 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.
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