Charlotte Car Accident Attorney
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Car accidents happen suddenly, and their consequences can disrupt the lives of victims and their families for months or years to come. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the insurance company for the at-fault driver and their lawyers will act swiftly to obtain evidence to defend the wrongdoer against your case.
At Benoit Law Firm, PLLC in Charlotte, we use the tools and resources at our disposal to ensure that you are properly compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Hiring the right lawyer can make a significant difference in your recovery.
What to Do Following a Car Accident
Whether for work or leisure, we spend a significant amount of time in our vehicles, so it is important to know what to do in the event of a crash. Insurance companies will be on your case and those of any other drivers involved almost immediately after a car crash. In order to be properly prepared to defend yourself legally against the driver who caused the accident, it is vital to collect certain information right away, even if you are seemingly uninjured. Injuries may appear later, so if you are going to seek compensation it’s best to have documented evidence of the crash and who caused it just in case.
The following are things you should do after a car accident:
- Get out of further harm’s way by moving your vehicle, or at least your person, off the road
- If you are unhurt, check on others involved in the crash and call 911 if anyone is even dizzy
- Call the police to the scene
- Gather information, including the other drivers’ names, license plate numbers, insurance information, and the names of any witnesses and/or police officers at the scene
- Take pictures of the accident scene before anything is moved or cleaned up
- Seek medical attention
- File an insurance claim
- Call a lawyer
You may not think you need a lawyer if you or the other parties have insurance but remember this: insurance companies are not in the business of giving injured victims proper compensation. That is not how they make money. Their sole purpose is to move your claim along as quickly as possible, for as little as possible.