Being involved in an accident on the road can turn your life upside down. Whether you were riding a motorcycle, driving a car, or were involved in a DUI collision, you should follow these simple steps to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Police
The police will help to control the situation and will also provide a police report. The police report will often provide information about who is believed to be at fault for the accident.
Obtain Contact Information
It is important to get the contact information of all parties involved in the accident. It is also important to get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. It is important for your lawyer to have contact information for each witness in order to gather valuable evidence to evaluate your claim.
Obtain Vehicle Information
Obtain all vehicle information of all vehicles involved in the accident. This includes driver license numbers, license plate numbers and vehicle identification numbers of all vehicles as well as the make, model and year.
Obtain Insurance Information
You will also need to obtain all insurance companies’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, and policy numbers for each vehicle involved in the accident.
Photos of your vehicle and the accident scene can be helpful to your claim because they provide valuable evidence regarding what happened and how it happened. (Use your cell phone.)
Seek Medical Attention
It is imperative that you receive prompt medical attention if you have been injured. Often times you will not feel pain right away and some injuries are not immediately apparent. However, you should be evaluated by a physician to get a better idea of the nature and extent of your injuries.
Call A Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, don’t try and fight the insurance company alone. For a free case review regarding a personal injury claim, contact us at Sevenish Law Firm at 317-449-2634 or complete our online contact form.