What To Do After An Accident

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. After the adrenaline rush wears off, you will need to quickly take stock of what happened. Some of the decisions you make in the aftermath of your accident will have a significant effect on your claim for compensation. It is important to follow the advice below:

1. Seek Appropriate Medical Attention

It is human nature to think that your injuries are not that serious and that you can "walk it off" or "play through the pain." No matter what, however, you should always seek medical attention for a full evaluation of your injuries. That way, the insurance company cannot later claim that your injuries or any pain and suffering that later surfaces is unrelated to your accident.

2. Get Contact Information From The Other Driver And Any Witnesses

It is important to exchange insurance and contact information with the driver who hit you to get the ball rolling on your case. Even if you think the damage isn't that bad or if you are just a little sore, exchange information anyway. Do not discuss the crash with the other driver. Additionally, a neutral witness's account can help your case. If you do not get that person's name and contact information, it may be hard to track him or her down later.

3. Call A Lawyer. Have Someone Call On Your Behalf If Necessary.

Our San Diego-based law firm, West Coast United Law, serves clients from offices across California. We are led by attorney George Arvanitis, who has more than 30 years of experience trying personal injury cases, first for the defense and now for plaintiffs. Mr. Arvanitis and our team can speak to insurance adjusters on your behalf and use our team of outside experts to start a quick, thorough investigation to build the strongest possible claim on your behalf.

4. Focus On Your Recovery

After you contact us, you can focus on the most important thing: your health. Our lawyers and team will handle all of the complex legal work involved in seeking maximum compensation. By focusing on your recovery, you will be helping your case, because you will prove that you are doing everything that you can to get better.

To learn more, contact us online or call West Coast United Law in San Diego at 800-483-1729. Your first consultation is free, and you will never owe any fees until we secure compensation on your behalf.