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Car Accident – How to seek a Legal Help?

22nd March 2011
By chistolinidesimone in Personal Injury
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In a matter of seconds, lives change because of car accidents. Suddenly, you have medical treatments and pain. You may not be able to work, and when you do go back to work, you may not able to work as productively as you did before the accident.

If the auto accident was caused by someone else, you also have another concern – insurance carriers and lawyers urging you to settle. You have enough to do in recovering from your injuries. You need an attorney on your side to make sure you are fairly and justly compensated.

Many innocent accident victims obtain less than they are legally entitled to receive for their injuries. This is often a result of avoidable mistakes they make. Below please find, some common mistakes accident victims make, which hurt their claims.

1. Not getting the right information at the scene.
2. Talking too much at the scene of the accident.
3.Waiting too long to seek medical help.
4.Waiting too long to see legal help.
5.Excepting a fast settlement offer.

Many injured victims wrongly believe that the insurance adjuster is on their side. The truth is that adjusters work for the insurance company. Relying solely on what an adjuster says will ultimately result in a lower settlement offer. The insurance adjuster wants to pay you the least amount of money possible.

The above key mistakes can easily be avoided. Following any accident, you should consult with a Car accident attorney immediately so that you may obtain the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

One of the best ways to get the highest compensation for injuries received in a car accident or other accident is to keep good records.

What information should be in your records?

1. Information about your injuries. Keep a record of all the injuries you suffered. This includes pain and discomfort, anxiety, loss of sleep and other problems which can’t be seen, but which effect the value of your case.
2. Tell your doctors about these problems so they can treat you and record your symptoms and issues in your medical records.

3. Any monetary or other loss. Accident victims can receive compensation for damages in addition to their medical pain and suffering. So keep track of your economic losses. Economic losses include damage to property, airlines reservations or trip cancellations that were necessary as a result of the accident.

The Law Offices of South Shore personal injury lawyers know how difficult it is to be seriously injured or to have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others.

Here are some basic steps to follow if you are in a car accident. By adhering to these steps, you can increase your chances of receiving a fair and reasonable compensation from the insurance company

1) Call an ambulance for anyone seriously hurt.
2) Write down the name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and insurance company of any other drivers involved in the accident.
3) Write down the name, address and phone number of all witnesses, including passengers in both cars.
4) Write down the other vehicles’ make, model and license plate number.
5) Do not make any statements as to how the accident occurred to anyone other than law enforcement personnel, your insurance company and your Car Accident Attorney.

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