Steps To Take After A Crash
A crash can severely alter your life in a matter of seconds. Your health, your finances and the well-being of your family could change in an instant. While you take precautions and try to be a safe motorist, accidents can still happen when others are negligent. When you are involved in a crash, your future is at stake. You need to work quickly and take the correct steps to help aid in your recovery.
What To Do After A Crash
Make safety a priority. Immediately after a car accident, you will want to do what you can to promote safety. Check on passengers, and make yourself visible to other motorists.
Make important calls. You will want to call the police or have someone else make the call on your behalf. Police will document your accident. They can make note if the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Law enforcement may also find witnesses. Call a lawyer. You will need an experienced legal counsel to advise you. A knowledgeable attorney can answer your initial questions and concerns, while providing you with instructions on handling your statement.
Make your injuries and state of health known. Even if the wreck seems minor, you will want to seek medical attention. Some injuries may not present themselves right away. Request detailed notes from your medical professionals. Document all visits and associated costs.
Make sure your lawyer is in the loop. Keep and share all correspondence. Insurance companies often want to settle quickly and lowball victims. You will want to keep your attorney notified of any and all correspondence with the insurance company. You should also keep your lawyer up to date on your needs, goals and recovery.
Don’t Fight Alone, Get An Advocate
After a crash, you need to focus on your recovery. You expect your insurance company to help, but adjusters are not your advocate. You need a trusted lawyer on your side to negotiate and fight back against insurance companies that often try to devalue victims.
Contact Kit to get the help you need. Attorney Kit McCahren helps victims all across the state of South Dakota and will travel to meet you wherever is most convenient. Call 605-223-0366 to obtain the legal representation you need and an advocate you can trust.
Prefer to meet Kit at his office? He has four locations in order to best serve you: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre and Aberdeen.