After an auto accident, if you’re hurt you should definitely go seek medical treatment. After that’s resolved, you should probably contact an attorney or have a family member contact an attorney as soon as possible. Because the 24 to 48 hour period after the accident, that’s the window of opportunity. And that’s the most critical time to make sure that you get witness statements, investigation, police report, accident report. Whatever we need, we can put that together as quickly as possible.
Valuing a personal injury claim is not simply. We have to look at someone’s injuries. We have to look at their medical records. We have to look at how long they might be hurt, how long they might be out of work, how this is going to affect their family. So there’s a lot of things that we take into account in order to value the case.
If you’re in an auto accident and you’re not at fault, you definitely need to contact an attorney. Because sometimes, even the other side is going to still claim that you’re at fault. They’re going to tell your insurance company at fault. They’re going to try to tell the police that you’re at fault. So you definitely need to protect yourself.