Avoiding Mistakes After an Accident
If you are involved in any type of accident — car, pedestrian, bicycle, truck, bus, etc. — you’ll want to make sure you follow all the right steps in the immediate aftermath. Our experienced Buffalo personal injury attorneys will help you in avoiding mistakes after an accident, which will strengthen a potential claim.
Avoiding Mistakes After an Accident | Don’t Talk to Insurance Companies
When people are involved in an accident, they should avoid doing certain things. First of all, we recommend that you not give any statement or talk to the insurance companies because they ask a certain series of questions in a specific way that may not be in your best interest. In fact, some insurance companies will come to your door with a checkbook and offer you a check for $500 or $1,000 if you’ll sign a piece of paper releasing all your claims. Unfortunately, many clients don’t know what’s happening in that situation because everything is coming at them so quickly.
Avoiding Mistakes After an Accident | See a Medical Professional
The only way we can determine how much your compensation will be is by what your injuries are, how bad they are, and how long they will affect you. The biggest mistakes a client can make is not seeing a medical professional. We want you to get better. That’s the top priority. Your health should be the first reason why you seek medical attention. Second, if you do not seek medical attention, you run the risk of getting your case thrown out. If you cannot prove that there are injuries, the insurance company may not even consider giving you compensation. Seeing the doctor or going to the ER will be a way to record your injuries and start getting treatment for them. We can better understand how much your case is worth once we understand your medical needs. Do not worry about the cost, as we will be able to seek compensation for all accident-related injury treatment.
Avoiding Mistakes After an Accident | Contact an Attorney
Obviously, our recommendation is that you first contact an attorney who focuses in that area. You should avoid trying to handle things yourself because, when you come to our firm, there’s no cost for anything we do to help you unless we’re successful in obtaining pain and suffering compensation – essentially money – for what you’re going through, and that happens only at the end of your treatment, at the end of your case. There’s no downside or cost to having somebody like us help you from the get-go, and that help will prevent whatever mistakes you might make on your own.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact our experienced Buffalo personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.