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Las Vegas is one of the nation’s continually growing cities and with this, car accidents are increasing every day. If you have been involved in a car accident, there are things that you need to know before talking to an insurance adjuster. Foremost is the need to get an attorney who specializes in car accidents. Atty. Ross C. Goodman is dedicated to help car accident victims get rehabilitation services, medical care, and even the maximum compensation possible. Schedule a free consultation and discuss your car accident case. One of the leading causes of death for people 34 years old or younger is by car accident. Statistics show that most Americans get involved with at least one car accident in their lifetime. Most of these happen due to driving while talking on the cell phone, drunk driving, distracted driving, not wearing seat belts or by faulty mechanism of the car. Whatever the reasons are, accidents happen when you least expect it. Here are things that you should keep in mind if you got involved in an accident:
Things That Car Accident Victims Should Do
- Take photos of your car, other cars involved, and damages to property that happened at the scene. A photo can serve as evidence and can help your case with the insurance companies and even in court.
- Never assume that you are okay; seek for medical treatment if you are injured. Commonly, victims think that they are still okay due to traumatic shock or adrenaline rush. See a doctor immediately and make sure that you are fine. You don’t have to exaggerate, but describe accurately what happened and where you may be hurting.
- There are times that the doctor would ask you to come back again – you have to make that appointment. Some injuries can show up later and your best bet in healing completely is by following your doctor’s order.
- Your medical bill should be submitted to your own health insurance company. The involved party at fault may have to pay the medical bills, but it won’t happen until the case is settled in court. Never delay your medical treatment and let your health insurance company cover the expenses for the meantime.
Things That Car Accident Victims Should Not Do
- Before giving statements to anyone about the accident, get a car accident lawyer. If you want to pursue a claim about this accident, any statements you have given can be used as evidence against you. You want to make sure that you don’t hurt your own claims by giving wrong statements.
- Don’t authorize other parties to look at your medical records. This is best navigated by your attorney who can help you understand your rights before giving authorizations to anyone who wants to look at your private records.
- Resist the urge to post about the accident – even on social networking sites. Get an approval from your attorney if you can tweet about it, or post in your status in Facebook about the accident. Less information shared, the better off you’ll be.
- Don’t write anything about the accident anywhere – this includes medical treatments and injuries. Written records can also be used against you; so as much as possible, do not write or record anything about the accident. If these recorded information about the accident fall into the wrong hands, it can hurt you file a claim or if you decide to file a lawsuit against the other party.