Auto- accidents usually result in such injuries as whiplash, injuries to soft tissues, and even fatal injuries. The liability for an auto- accident is relatively clear. It is also one- sided and the party injured has the right to receive compensation from the driver at fault.
The following are the steps that anyone involved in an auto- accident should take to ensure that they are compensated for the loss suffered.
At the scene of the accident
Check on the well- being and the safety of all the passengers and any other person involved
Alert the paramedics to seek immediate medical attention
Inform the police
Gather the contact information and the names of all the witnesses
Take note of the address, the license number, the vehicle licenses, information concerning insurance, and the names of the drivers involved.
Seek medical care
It is important that timely medical treatment is requested and disclose all the information to the doctor about the cause of the injury
Dealing with the insurance companies
Inform your car insurance company that your car has been involved in an accident. It is important that you do not provide a recorded statement to the insurer.
Hiring an auto accident attorney
Having an attorney from Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter, a personal injury law firm in Las Vegas, will ease some of the burdens of getting involved in identifying facts, assembling the necessary documentation, and ensuring your claim is settled appropriately.