How to Deal With a Motor Vehicle Accident
Learn how to deal with car accidents before they happen.
- Do not talk to any insurance adjusters from the other party's insurance company.
- Do not discuss the facts of the accident with anyone unless you clear it with your lawyer first.
- Do not sign anything without your lawyer's permission.
- Keep a diary of your trips to all doctors, hospitals, therapists, and notes of your pain with times and dates.
- Keep a record of all out-of-pocket expenses, including travel expenses, for medical treatment.
- When you return to your doctor for follow-up exams, be sure to advise him or her of the nature of all of your continuing problems resulting from the accident.
- Advise your lawyer of any change of doctor or new treatments.
- Keep all of your medicine bottles and containers (as possible evidence at trial).
- Keep any neck or back braces (as possible evidence at trial).
- Report to your lawyer's office any suspicious actions, such as someone taking pictures, videos, etc.
Provide your lawyer with the following (if available):
- A copy of the police accident report
- Any medical and hospital records
- All hospital, medical and related bills, either paid or unpaid (physicians, surgeons, ambulance, hospitals, private nursing care, therapy, domestic help, car rental, clothing, etc.)
- Your automobile and health insurance policies
- Photographs (of scene of accident, of your injuries, of your car)
- Copies of any statements previously made to anyone (opposing side, your insurance carrier, etc.)
- Repair estimates and bills on any damaged property
- Correspondence with insurance company, insurance adjusters
- Copies of check stubs and/or other records showing your hourly rate of pay
Mahon, Quinn, & Mahon, P.C. are experts at handling personal injury cases pertaining to motor vehicle accidents. Contact us today to handle your case.