What To Do After A Car Accident

No one is ever prepared for a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, make sure you know what steps to take in order to ensure that you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and other damage. Balzarini & Watson has helped accident victims obtain fair settlements and jury verdicts for more than 25 years and can help you step by step through the process of filing a personal injury claim 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
  • Photographers
  • 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.


To schedule a free consultation with the lawyers of Balzarini & Watson, contact us by calling 412-471-1200 or 866-316-2111. As a contingency-based law firm, you will not owe us a penny if we cannot recover compensation for you. Home and hospital visits are available for your convenience.

To schedule a free consultation in Pittsburgh, call 412-471-1200 or 866-316-2111.