What to do After a Car Accident

What to do After a Car Accident

If you find yourself involved in the unfortunate situation of an auto accident, there are some important responsibilities that you need to undertake. While an auto accident is certainly a stressful situation, don’t let the stress blind you from these important tasks. Let’s take a closer look at some of these responsibilities that you should attend to if you want to receive the proper compensation for your case.

At the Scene of the Accident

While it’s certainly important to attend to any injuries that you may have obtained by seeking medical attention, there are some other steps that you need to take that will help you solidify the facts of your case when you seek compensation with your case.

The Exchange of Insurance Information

First, you need to receive information regarding the person who hit you. More specifically, be sure to get his or her insurance information. Make sure this is an exchange of insurance information. That means you should also freely provide your insurance information to the other driver. At the end of the day, everything goes through the insurance companies when it comes to auto accidents!  

Find a Witness

This step is extremely essential to your case! Regardless if the police come to the scene or not, you need to find out if there were any witnesses to the accident that can corroborate your story. While you know that your side of the story is 100% in the right, the insurance company will get the person who hit you to lie. They will say that YOU were at fault and that you should have avoided the accident. This kind of deception is a sad reality, but one that you can avoid if you track down a witness.

Without any witnesses to your accident, there is very little chance that you will receive 100% recovery with your case. Again, this is the reality to these cases, and unfortunately we have seen clients suffer from a lack of witness support.

If you were the victim of an auto accident here in the state or Oregon, contact us today at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve!

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