Car Accident FAQ
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After a vehicle collision occurs, persons involved may experience feelings of confusion and worry. Many individuals wonder what they should do immediately after the accident occurs and what actions they should take days after.
To help you understand what to do after you have been involved in a car accident, our Reno car accident attorneys have answered some frequently asked questions, which we have listed below:
1. Should I Seek Medical Attention If I Do Not Feel Pain After the Accident?
No matter how serious or minor your collision may have been, it is important you seek medical attention right away. After an accident, the adrenal glands of your body will excrete adrenaline, a hormone that may mask feelings of pain. Because this hormone acts as part of the human body’s fight-or-flight response, it may cancel all feelings of pain until after the hormones have subsided. Therefore, car accident victims may not feel the full extent of their injuries or pain until hours or even days later. For this reason, you should seek medical attention immediately after an accident so that a medical professional can determine whether you need further care. Additionally, seeking medical attention may become useful should you choose to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
2. Is It Important that I Contact the Police?
Yes, you should contact the police immediately after you have been involved in a car accident no matter how serious or minor the accident may seem. Many people will opt out of contacting the police because they feel they can negotiate the situation with the other drivers involved. However, this can be harmful, especially to those who have suffered injuries as a result of the collision. It is crucial to contact the police so that you can receive a copy of your police report. A police report will be necessary should you choose to file a personal injury claim or an insurance claim.
3. What If the Accident Was My Fault? Should I Admit Fault?
Never admit fault following an accident, even if you believe the collision was your fault. It is important to remember that until a police officer or an accident reconstructionist evaluates the scene, no fault can be placed on a single party. Although you may feel as though the crash was your fault, a professional may be able to determine that the other driver was also at fault or fully responsible. In addition, it is crucial you do not admit fault so that you do not jeopardize your rights to pursue monetary compensation should you choose to file a personal injury claim if the fault is placed on the other driver.
4. Should I Contact a Car Accident Lawyer or an Insurance Agent First?
Always seek legal representation before contacting an insurance agent. Many insurance companies will do everything in their power to minimize the claims of accident victims. For this reason, it is best to contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately after an accident. A seasoned attorney can evaluate the scene, your vehicle, and obtain any police reports, witness statements, or any other information that may be necessary to file a proper insurance claim and personal injury claim.
5. Should I Take Photographs of the Crash?
Yes, you should photograph the incident if it is safe to do so. Be sure to take pictures of the collision from all angles, including the inside of your vehicle. Photographs can be useful if a police report or a witness statement seems inaccurate or questionable. In addition, pictures may be useful should you choose to file a personal injury claim against the person who caused the accident.
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If you were involved in an accident, do not wait to retain legal representation. Contact our Reno car accident lawyers immediately. Because we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we can be at your accident any time of day or night. When you entrust us with your case, we will do everything it takes to safeguard your rights and pursue the monetary compensation you deserve. With every case, we take a client-based approach, so you never feel alone. When you need top-tier legal defense, look no further than Joey Gilbert Law. We can’t wait to put strategic advocacy on your side of the courtroom.