Motor vehicle accidents take place on the road every day. People who suffer from injuries due to someone else’s mistake, often don’t get the right compensation.
The insurance providers try to give lower compensation and settle the deal quickly with the victim before the police or lawyers enter the scene. If you suffer from such an accident, here are some lawful ways to protect yourself.
Call the police
You should immediately call the police no matter how minor your injury is. The police will keep a record of the incident and will come to the scene. They will take a detailed report of the accident and talk to the witnesses. They will then file a report.
You should not down every detail of the incident. You should take pictures of the cars, injuries, road condition, etc. Sometimes, the police may not include on the information in their report. If you take down notes yourself, you will be able to prove your statement to the police, insurance provider or the lawyer.
Go to the doctor
The injuries in a car crash may not be visible right away. You might slowly feel the pain. You should visit the doctor immediately and do the necessary tests to see if there is any major injury.
The medical bills are very high today and injuries related to bones, joints, or head takes a long time to cure. You will get compensation for the injuries and so you should make sure that you go to the doctor regularly for a check-up.
Hire a lawyer
You will need an experienced attorney to deal with the situation. You may not be aware of the law. A lawyer can guide you. The lawyer will help you to get the right compensation from the insurance providers.
Never talk to the insurance representative alone
The insurance provider will try not to pay much compensation for the accident. They might talk you through and you might not be aware of the law. So, you should never talk to them alone or let them take a formal statement from you. You should talk to them in front of a lawyer. That way they won’t be able to distort your information.
You must remember that the lawyer will try to get the best compensation for you. But you may not get the settlement you are expecting. So, be realistic and agree to a reasonable settlement with the insurance provider.