If you are involved in a car accident, there are certain things you can do to protect yourself. The following is a simple guideline you can follow to help ensure your rights are fully protected and you recover the maximum amount of compensation owed to you by law:
- Write down the name and contact information of any other drivers involved in the accident, including license plate
- Write down insurance information or take a picture of the other driver’s insurance card with your camera phone
- Take pictures or video of the accident scene, including traffic signals and anything else that could have contributed to the accident
- Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle(s) involved
- Take down the contact information of any witnesses to the accident
- Call the police so they can make an official report
- Go to the doctor — even if you don’t feel injured, you should get checked out (sometimes injuries such as whiplash can take a couple days to emerge but it is important to have record of your accident and injury on file)
- Contact an attorney if you wish to pursue damages in the accident
Why Should I Contact an Attorney?
If you are injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer to find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit. You may be eligible to pursue more monetary compensation that an insurance claim would allow. Damages in car accident claims may include medical bills, property damage, lost wages if you are unable to work, disability and pain and suffering.
To find out if you qualify to pursue damages following a car accident in Wyoming, contact Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. today. We are committed to helping injured clients recover the largest settlement or verdict possible and are not afraid to take your case to trial. To learn how we can help you, contact us today.