What to Expect During a Car Crash and Immediately After
On Behalf of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa | October 1, 2023 | Car Accidents
Car crashes can impact people in various ways, mostly in a negative way. They can happen in a blink, and the shock and adrenaline rush can make you confused and hyped up all at the same time. And right after getting injured in a crash, when you’re facing serious or life-changing injuries, vehicle damage, and a lot of time off work, you will be faced with many decisions that can impact your physical, emotional, and financial health.
It’s simply difficult to know what to expect. But, generally speaking, here’s what to expect during a car crash and immediately after.
Expect to Seek Medical Attention
Call 911 ASAP if you or someone else is injured. Injuries can sometimes be invisible or hidden. That’s why it’s vital to have a checkup with a medical professional, even if you do not feel any pain or think you are injured. Medical records are also crucial pieces of evidence that will directly link your injuries to the car crash. Tell the doctor you were in a crash and describe anything you’re feeling, even minor pain or headaches.
Expect to Talk to The Police and Potential Witnesses
Even if it’s a minor car crash, you must inform the police because they will file a detailed report of the crash that can serve as evidence for your claim. If you can, document the crash site by taking pictures or video of the vehicles involved, property damage, landmarks, debris on the road, skid marks, etc. Eyewitnesses can also give important information about the crash, so talk to them about what they saw and get their contact information.
Expect Calls From Insurance Claims Adjusters
While most insurance claims involving car crashes are resolved through settlement negotiations, remember that insurers, their claims adjusters, and lawyers are protecting their interests and not yours. They may delay your claim until you become desperate to pay your mounting car crash-related bills and have no choice but to accept their low settlement offer. That’s why you should talk to a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer before talking to anyone from the insurer’s camp and filing your claim.
You should also be careful about sharing specific details about the crash because the insurance provider will use them against you. You also don’t need to give them a recorded or written statement.
Get Legal Guidance From Our Experienced West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers Today
Having an experienced West Palm Beach car accident lawyer on your side will help ensure that you do not get bullied into accepting the insurers lowball offer that will certainly not be enough to cover all the losses you incurred in the crash. Whether through a settlement or trial, you can trust the West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa to advocate for your rights and secure fair compensation on your behalf.
To find out what you can expect after getting hurt in a car crash and arrange your free consultation with our West Palm Beach car accident lawyer, call 866-640-7117 or reach us online.
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