What To Do After A Car Accident
Duty to Render Aid and Exchange Information
The first thing that anyone should do after a serious car accident is to remain at the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives. Your duty under the law (and the other party’s duty, as well) is to render aid to anyone who has been injured and to exchange contact and insurance information. When the police officer arrives, you and anyone else involved will be asked to give a statement about what happened.
Seeking Medical Attention
Even if you do not feel like you were injured, or injured significantly, you should still seek medical attention. Many car accident victims do not feel their injuries until a day or even a week after the accident. Seeking medical attention is not only beneficial for your physical well-being, but it also provides a paper trail of evidence to substantiate a car accident injury claim.
Establishing Negligence in a Car Accident
The most important step in recovering damages for a car accident is to establish liability. You must be able to prove that someone else was responsible for causing your accident. At Balzarini & Watson, we maintain a network of the following professionals to help your case:
- Professional investigators
- And other experts
These professionals can begin working on your case immediately to gather evidence and prove that you are not responsible for your injuries. Speak with us today to learn exactly how we can help you obtain compensation.
Refusing to Settle for Less Than What You Deserve
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, be sure not to accept the insurance company’s offer if it is unreasonably low. Insurance companies will pay for what they believe an accident is worth, provided that the insurance policy covers it. For this reason, insurance adjusters take measures to minimize the value of a claim. For example, they may value your car at $8,000 when really its value (based on comparable vehicles of that make and model) is closer to $10,000. An experienced car accident attorney from our firm can evaluate your claim to make sure you do not accept an offer that is less than what you deserve.
Contact the Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyers at Balzarini & Watson
Balzarini & Watson can provide the advice and representation that you need after a serious car accident. We understand that you have gone through a traumatizing experience and we will take care of everything from the investigation to the medical bills and insurance to ensure that you win a fair settlement or verdict. Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn more.