If you’ve been injured in an Eastern Shores car crash, you may be overwhelmed with all the issues that you now need to focus on. Depending on the extent of the injuries you have sustained, you may be dealing with multiple doctor appointments, surgery, and physical and/or occupational therapy. Your car accident injuries may also be causing you to miss work, which can mean a loss of wages for you and your family.
One of the first things you should do if you have been injured in an auto accident is to contact an Eastern Shores personal injury attorney. The quicker you contact an accident attorney, the quicker he or she can gather evidence which may be critical to any personal injury claims you may file, such as eyewitness testimony, tire marks, and any other factors which may have contributed to the car crash. Your accident attorney can also obtain any police reports relevant to your case, as well as taking other steps which will help prove the other driver’s fault in the auto accident which caused your injuries.
You also need an Eastern Shores car accident attorney to represent you in any contact with the other driver’s insurance companies. You do not want to make any statements at all to their insurance representative. Many victims of car accidents do not realize that these insurance representatives are trained in asking accident victims questions in certain ways to elicit responses from victims which could harm the victim’s injury claim.
For example, it is common for some accident victims to not realize the full extent of their injuries in the first day or two following an accident. Symptoms of head injuries, back or neck injuries, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will often take several days for symptoms to appear. Many insurance representatives will attempt to obtain statements from accident victims a day or two following the accident. If you make a statement to the insurance company before your symptoms begin causing issues, the insurance company could use that statement against you make the claim that you are lying about your injuries or that they happened after the accident. Having an Eastern Shores car accident attorney speaking to the insurance company on your behalf will protect you and your family.
If you have been injured in a car crash, contact an experienced Virginia Eastern Shores personal injury attorney to find out what legal recourse you may have against the driver who caused the accident. Our injury firm also offers a free car accident injury guide, which covers topics such as what damages can be claimed, how much a claim may be worth, and how passenger injury cases are different.