A motor vehicle accident, car accident or auto accident is usually caused by the negligence, recklessness or intoxication of one or more parties. Immediately following an accident, it is critical that you do the following:
1. Call the police and make sure that an ambulance is dispatched to the scene of the accident;
2. Get immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident (allow paramedics to transport injured parties to the hospital for care and treatment);
3. Do not speak with the other party without contacting an attorney;
4. Exchange identifying information and insurance information with all parties involved in the accident;
5. Do not speak directly with the other party's insurance adjusters, attorneys or representatives without consulting with Sarajian Law Group;
6. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, your vehicle and the injuries sustained in the car or auto accident;
7. Do not sign any medical release forms without speaking to an Attorney;
8. Contact Sarajian Law Group at 1 (877) 861-8601.
Most people mistakenly believe that the insurance companies will treat you fair after reporting an accident. The unfortunate truth is that insurance companies are more concerned about saving money rather than paying a claim. Do not assume that an insurance company will pay you for an accident that appears to be completely the other person's fault. Oftentimes, people leave an accident scene without obtaining witness information or contacting the police only to discover that the other party has changed the version of how the accident happened. In addition, a number of issues may arise after an accident which may affect a person's ability to recover damages such as lack of insurance coverage, insufficient limits, or a liability dispute. It is critical that you hire an experienced attorney such as the attorneys at Sarajian Law Group, to secure and preserve evidence which will be used at trial to document your damages as well as to review possible avenues of coverage from all available sources.