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Steps To Take After A Car Accident

By definition, an accident is something unplanned. No one is fully prepared for an accident when it happens, so most people don’t know what to do after they have been in a serious automotive accident. What should you say to the police? Who will pay for the medical care and lost wages? Do I need an attorney? These and other questions are common after an accident.

Attorney Michael Schneider of the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider has more than 45 years of legal experience handling car accidents, truck accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents. In nearly half a decade of service, the law firm has built a strong track record of successful verdicts and settlements. We are your first call after an auto wreck.

Dos And Don’ts After An Accident

Do seek medical attention immediately after a car, truck or motorcycle accident.

Do talk to an attorney as soon as you can, so you understand how to protect your case.

Do document your property damage, take photographs of the damage and save all paperwork.

Do keep track of all your symptoms, health problems and daily living inconveniences in a file or binder that says TO MY ATTORNEY – even if you don’t yet have an attorney.

Do keep a list of all health care providers you have seen and medications you’ve taken, and keep copies of medical bills and records.

Don’t chit-chat with insurance adjusters. Give them access to your medical records and let them know what doctors you have seen, but don’t have an ongoing discussion with them about the accident or the consequences you’ve suffered. Let your attorney handle that.

Don’t give multiple statements to the adjuster.

Contact Us After A Car Accident

Contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider to schedule a free initial consultation in your personal injury or wrongful death case. Call 907-290-7314 or email us.

It costs you nothing to speak with a highly qualified lawyer. If you become a client of our firm, you will owe us nothing unless and until we collect compensation for you.