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This Is What To Do When You Get in a Car Accident

This is what to do when you get in a Car Accident

At Danielson Law Firm, we understand that being in any kind of car accident can be a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents often lead to serious injuries, soaring medical bills, and extensive damage to your primary means of transportation. This can disrupt your day-to-day life, preventing you from even going to work or enjoying time with your family. And (as if you didn’t have enough on your plate) handling car accident injury claims can be overwhelming and complex. These claims often involve the other driver, as well as multiple parties working on their behalf, like their insurance company and defense attorneys. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you don’t have to face it alone. Our Fayetteville car accident lawyers can help you fight for the maximum compensation so you can focus on your recovery.

In extreme situations like this, adrenaline can mask or prevent you from feeling what turns out to be serious medical problems. The most important thing to remember after you’ve been in accident is this: Don’t make any assumptions until things slow down and until you can fully assess your condition.

In the state of Arkansas, there is a three year statute of limitations in which you can bring legal action, so there is no advantage in settling before you have fully recovered. The last thing you want to do is waive your rights and then realize you will have additional expenses that you can’t — and shouldn’t have to — cover. 

Arkansas Car AccidentIn the event of a motor vehicle accident, it is very important you follow the seven recommendations below. Should you fail to do one or more these steps, you could put yourself at a major legal disadvantage. This is especially important if you’re injured — or if the other driver is injured and brings legal action against you.

What to do in a car accident:

  1. Report the accident immediately to the police so they can investigate at the scene.
  2. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver and keep a copy of their information.
  3. Get the number of the police report from the investigating officer. This will allow you to obtain a copy of the accident report later.
  4. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
  5. Only talk to the police and your own insurance company about the accident. Do NOT talk with the other driver, their insurance company, or their lawyer.
  6. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. General soreness might be more serious than you realize at the time.
  7. Protect your interests and talk to an attorney that specializes in accident cases as soon as possible.

If injured in an accident, your primary focus should be on your full recovery. Not making phone calls, signing paperwork, tracking down witnesses, and obtaining police reports. Trust Danielson Law Firm to fight for your rights, so you can focus on getting your life back to normal.

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