The problem with automobile accidents is that you can’t plan for them. No one ever plans on being in an accident, so when the inevitable happens, many people are unsure of what to do or who to turn to for help.
Have you ever wondered when the right time to call the Hurtline is following an accident? Today, Tolbert Beadle LLC will discuss when you need an attorney and when to make the call.
What to Do After an Accident?
The first thing you should do after an accident is to try to calm down and assess the situation. Thinking clearly in the moments after an accident can be the difference between an unfortunate situation and a disaster.
Your first priority should be to contact the authorities as well as medical treatment for any injuries you may have sustained. Even if you think that you have not been injured in the accident, it is a good idea to get checked out in case you simply have no visual injuries. Concussions and neck injuries are two of the most common injuries sustained in an accident and both may not be immediately apparent.
After you have called the authorities, it is time to call the Hurtline. Getting professional legal advice as quickly as possible is key to ensure you get the compensation that is owed to you. If you are able, take pictures of the accident so you can properly document the property damage and any traffic signals the at-fault driver may have ignored.
Exchange contact information with any other parties involved with the accident, as well as any willing witness who saw what happened. Simply get their information instead of discussing the accident, as further conversation may impact your representation. Calling the Hurtline will ensure that you get these directions and more so that you protect your interests after the accident.
When Do I Need an Attorney?
If you received any injuries as a result of the accident then a personal injury attorney will be very important to you. If there were any fatalities, it goes without saying that professional legal representation is key. If the police report does not accurately describe the events of the accident, or it places the blame on you when you believe it was the other party’s fault, an attorney can help represent your side of the situation.
Any problems you may have with your or the other parties insurance company can also be something a professional attorney can help you with. When in doubt, the safe move is to call the Hurtline and allow Tolbert Beadle to fight for you.
Call the Hurtline As Soon As Possible If You Are In An Accident
The team at Tolbert Beadle will ensure that your rights are protected after an automobile accident. Our team is made of skilled professionals with decades of personal injury and automobile accident experience. If you have been involved in an accident and are looking for someone to take your side — call the Hurtline (1-800-HURTLINE) today.