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Protecting your interests from the first moments after a crash

An accident can change your life in an instant. In the seconds that it takes for a crash to occur, you could be left with life-altering injuries, financial losses and significant damage to your personal property. It can be beneficial for all California drivers to know how to protect their interests in the event of a crash. 

It is in your best interests to know what to do next in case of an accident. Insurance companies and the other parties involved may try to shift the blame, and it can be a complex and difficult process to obtain the compensation you deserve. As an accident victim, you have rights, and you do not have to navigate the aftermath of your motor vehicle collision alone.

Immediately following an accident

There are steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of an accident that will allow you to protect your interests, preserve important evidence and build a strong injury claim. Some of these post-accident steps include the following: 

  • Seek emergency medical help for those who need it.
  • Take pictures of the accident, the vehicles and anything else that may be important.
  • Get contact information from anyone else involved in the accident, including witnesses.

If you are able to do these things, they will benefit your case as you move forward with a civil claim down the road. With photographic evidence and witness accounts, you will have a better chance of a successful claim.

The days and weeks after your accident

In the days and weeks following your accident, there are also things you can do to protect yourself as you seek medical care and work to get better. Some of these things include:

  • Get the continued medical care you need.
  • Keep all medical documentation for injuries and complications related to your accident.
  • Do not accept settlement offers or speak with insurance companies on your own.

One of the most beneficial steps you can take after an accident is to secure the guidance of an attorney who will work on your behalf, starting immediately after your collision.

Insurance companies and other interested parties do not have your best interests in mind. However, you can fight to shield your long-term interests and take prompt action to pursue the appropriate legal recourse. It may be beneficial for you to start with a complete evaluation of your case in order to understand the legal options available to you.

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