After an auto accident, there are crucial steps to take. Immediately following an automobile accident there is important information that should be obtained at the scene. You should get the names, addresses, drivers licenses, insurance information and phone numbers of all parties involved, including any witnesses. Be sure to obtain the investigating officer’s name and report number.
Once you have left the scene, make sure to notify your insurance carrier as soon as possible; and go to a medical provider if you have been injured. It is very important that a qualified health care professional examine you, document your injuries and begin indicated treatment. Photos of the scene, the vehicles, and your injuries may be very important. As soon as possible after the accident, contact your attorneys, Heiting & Irwin, as it is best to obtain facts, information, materials and witnesses while the information is still fresh. It is important to permit us to do a prompt investigation.
You may have to report the accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles. We will be happy to assist you in every way. In order to obtain fair and just compensation from this automobile accident, you should contact attorneys that are very experienced in these types of cases such as the attorneys here at Heiting & Irwin.
Heiting & Irwin has handled these cases since 1976, with our own investigator and many experts available to make sure all important facts and information are documented and preserved. We have the resources to properly investigate your claim and to preserve the evidence so that your rights may be protected. In addition, Heiting & Irwin may assist you with your property damage recovery, obtaining payment of medical bills and car rental reimbursement, all as a courtesy. Strict time limits apply in these cases and can act to bar a claim completely. It is extremely important that we are engaged as soon as possible to enable us to have the opportunity to investigate promptly and thoroughly. Delay can mean lost opportunities and lost evidence. Prompt access and investigation is a must!
A detailed list of what to do after a car accident along with a checklist is available for your convenience. You may want to keep a copy of the checklist in your glove compartment should you unfortunately be in a car accident.
Car accident victims should seek a lawyer as soon as possible as there are strict time limits in which to recover for your damages. With over 100 years of combined experience as car accident lawyers, our clients receive the best representation possible.