Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

There is probably nothing more horrifying than either you or a member of your family being involved in an automobile accident. All of the material concerns of the world disappear from your mind and all you are focused on is the well-being of you and your loved ones involved. After your well-being is hopefully stabilized and your medical treatment continues, being compensated for your loss may rightfully be the furthest thing from your mind. There are several important things that you should keep in mind.

  1. AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT
  2. Try to obtain the names and addresses of all those involved. They are the drivers (including their license numbers), passengers, witnesses, registered owners of the vehicles and the insurance companies (including policy numbers). This is important as you may need to contact these people or parties in the event that you may have to prove your case before any insurance company.

    Note the location of the vehicular accident, including how the accident took place and the injuries suffered by you and other parties to the incident. It would be better to determine whether or not one or more of the drivers are under the influence of prohibited drugs or alcohol.

    Note the damages to vehicles. Usually, police officers respond to the scene of the accident. Do not let the other party leave the area before the police arrive. You should also get the names of the police officers who rushed to the scene of the accident.

  3. SEEK AND CONTINUE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR INJURIES
  4. You should first seek and continue all medical treatments provided and recommended by either your primary or emergency physician. One of the biggest tricks that insurance companies employ to deny bona fide personal injury claims from automobile accidents is argue that failure to both seek and continue treatment of any and all injuries is grounds to deny the severity and reality of your injuries. Even if you do not have health insurance, and especially if you do have health insurance, it is important to effectively and consistently seek medical treatment for all of the injuries you or your loved one may sustain in an automobile accident.

  5. DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES
  6. Very soon after you or your family are involved in an auto accident your phone will begin ringing with calls from Insurance Representatives encouraging you to give an audio taped interview about the accident and the injuries that you have sustained. DO NOT participate in any such interview. Simply tell any such representative that you do not wish to discuss the accident and that the insurance company must deal with your attorney. Once you have obtained legal counsel your attorney will deal with the insurance company. You should not engage in any communication with the insurance companies. Even if you do not hire BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C., please hire a law firm or lawyer that practices extensively in the areas of automobile accident and personal injury cases.

  7. DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES
  8. Very soon after you or your family are involved in an auto accident your phone will begin ringing with calls from Insurance Representatives encouraging you to give an audio taped interview about the accident and the injuries that you have sustained. DO NOT participate in any such interview. Simply tell any such representative that you do not wish to discuss the accident and that the insurance company must deal with your attorney. Once you have obtained legal counsel your attorney will deal with the insurance company. You should not engage in any communication with the insurance companies. Even if you do not hire BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C., please hire a law firm or lawyer that practices extensively in the areas of automobile accident and personal injury cases.

  9. HIRE AN AGGRESSIVE TRIAL FIRM TO LITIGATE YOUR CASE
  10. There thousands of personal injury attorneys bombarding the television and radio airwaves. Some of these attorneys are competent and aggressive trial attorneys with proven records in the court room, however, many such firms seek a high volume of cases with little or no personal attention to clients. BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C. pays individual attention to each of its personal injury cases and attempt to foster a relationship of trust and confidence with each individual client. The attorney’s at BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C. will go to trial if the Insurance Company involved in your case does not make an offer of settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life and lost wages.

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