A car accident is always a traumatic scenario on some level. Whether the accident led to an injury or damage to your vehicle, you might be wondering how you should proceed. In particular, if you know that the other party involved was at fault, then you could consider filing a lawsuit. Here are some of the things to consider in that case.
Calculate the Damages
One of the first steps you should take after a car accident, once you have made sure that you are safe, is to collect as much information as possible. If you can, you should take picture of both your vehicle and the other one involved in the accident. You should also take note of the weather and traffic conditions and write them down with the date and time of the accident. The reason why every detail that you can record is so important is that if it turns out that you do need to go to court, then this information is evidence to support your case. Even if you decide not to sue, if the other party tries to file a lawsuit against you for from your personal injuries, then your lawyer has the information to defend against exaggerated claims.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
As you know, the most common situation after a car accident is talking to the insurance company. After you exchange insurance information with the other driver, you will probably hear from them or make the call yourself. In either case, the insurance company will try to offer you a settlement for your damages. Most people don’t realize that the insurance company is looking after their own interests first, which means that they could easily offer you much less than what you deserve. That is why you should hesitate before confirming anything. If you suffered significant injuries, for example, then you should think of the medical bills that you deserve compensation for. Talking to a personal injury lawyer is a good idea to make sure you make the right choice.
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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.