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What should I do immediately after a Car Accident?
Immediately after an accident, your number one priority should be making sure your injuries are well taken care of. Second to that, ensure the evidence of the crash site is preserved so that it can be referred to at a later date. Photographs of the accident are a good way to make sure you can provide evidence to the insurance companies if it is needed. You should procure the name and telephone number of any witnesses, their accounts may be crucial in providing evidence. Sometimes, injuries will not show up for a few days after the accident. Make sure you see a qualified doctor even if your symptoms do not show up until later. If you are experiencing any negative effects from the accident, write them down.
How much compensation should I expect?
Your compensation depends on the circumstances involved with your particular case. One of the reasons why it is important to gather photo evidence and witness contact information is that the degree of damage done and injuries sustained will greatly affect the settlement amount. If you are not able to provide evidence on the extent of the accident, you may receive a settlement far less than what you deserve. In order to greatly improve your chances of obtaining the compensation you are due, enlist the help of a qualified attorney. Studies show that insurance companies offer smaller settlements to those who are not represented by an attorney.
Should I contact the other driver's insurance?
Many insurance companies will try to get you to accept an amount that is much lower than what you could actually be due. Insurance companies make a profit off of every dollar they can avoid giving to you in a settlement. They are expert in negotiating claims and they do it every single day. It is highly recommended that you contact a personal injury lawyer before speaking with an insurance company.
Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney today for assistance.