If you’ve recently been injured in an car accident, there are a few things you should be aware of before proceeding. When it comes to legal issues, you can definitely make mistakes which can seriously alter the outcome of your case, leading to potential complications which can cost you dearly. You certainly don’t want to lose out on precious income, as you can end up losing money which didn’t have to be pocketed by a person’s insurance company. Always keep these things in mind once you are injured in an accident from your Denver personal injury attorney
Stop and Call the Police
If an accident was not your fault, it is in your best interest to call the police in order to receive an accurate report for your case. A police report can help speed up your claim with an insurance company, as they will have the information they need to process the claim and get you the money you desperately need.
When it comes to the scene of the accident, it is also a very good idea to protect the scene of the accident, so a police officer is able to accurately record the scene of the incident. This also means keeping the scene safe for all those nearby, so a car doesn’t make things worse by hitting your parked car. Put your flashers on and make sure the scene is well-lit in order to prevent a double accident from occurring.
Make an Accurate Record
After a serious car accident, you may be quite frazzled and in distress, as an accident can be a traumatic and stressful thing to have to experience, especially if you are injured in the accident. Once you know that you are stable and you don’t have any serious urgent concerns, it’s a good idea to make an accurate record of the crash scene, so you are able to accurately state the facts once you are requested to do so. Facts can become blurred and confused over time, as you may misremember or forget key details which can impact your case.
Instead of simply waiting, you should be as proactive as possible in order to have an accurate retelling of the facts. If you are not able to write anything down while waiting for police of paramedics, you can tell a bystander to record your condition and whatever you believe will be pertinent to your case. However possible, it’s definitely a good idea to record and accurate account for your case.
Mark A. Simon is someone who will fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement for each individual case. He will begin the investigation process immediately, ensuring you receive the best representation possible. If you are in the Denver metro area and require legal help or assistance, contact him at 303-321-4878 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.