If you are involved in a car accident, call the police or 911 immediately! It is important to obtain a police record of the event, even if it seems as though there were no injuries. See a medical doctor right away. This is obvious if you are injured. If you think you might have been injured, but are unsure, still seek medical consultation. You may feel the impact of an injury right away; but in most cases, pain from an auto injury presents itself 24 to 48 hours after the injury was sustained.
Also, gather and collect all the evidence you can get about the car accident. The more evidence you amass, the stronger your case would go. Here are some of the things to get:
- pictures of the accident scene, including all the vehicles and their damage
- list of witnesses, including names and telephone numbers
- vehicle details such as year, make, model, and full license plate number
- insurance details from the other driver(s) including policy numbers, phone numbers, and insurance company name
We have seen some injuries, such as spinal cord and brain damage, necessitating lifelong care which can potentially lead a family to bankruptcy. Add to medical costs the burden of lost income and the need to purchase new transportation, and the costs can be overwhelming.
The severity of a car accident can lead to:
- Lengthy hospital stays for serious injuries
- Long-term physical therapy
- Costly surgeries.
Even if you experience serious injuries and subsequent medical expenses through no fault your own, be prepared to face an insurance company that does not want to cover your claims.
How to face an insurance company that does NOT want to cover your claims
The goal of the insurance company is to minimize the amount they payout. Having an experienced attorney at your side is crucial in these tricky, unchartered waters – to battle insurance adjusters, obtain payment for necessary medical treatment, and importantly, to obtain maximum reparations for your injuries and losses.
This is important, simply report the accident to your insurance company and only give a statement to an insurance agent AFTER you have consulted with your attorney.
If you have been injured in a car crash in Florida or Massachusetts call Ahava Law Group at 888-KLG-9998 (888-554-9998). We will work to resolve your insurance issues and win the full value of your claim, including Property damages, Lost wages, medical expenses, and Pain and suffering.
Auto accident attorneys Ed Ahava and Jovita Ahava have over 35 years of combined experience in injury law, litigation, and civil trials. Our team will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best decisions regarding your accident. We will work with your physicians and other health care providers to assess and review all the short- and long-term medical aspects of your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, please contact the skilled civil trial attorneys at Ahava Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.