The most common and important question that you may have asked yourself after being injured is, what do I do next? I understand this well since even though my family owns a law firm and I’ve grown up in this business when I was in a serious car accident which included a brain injury, I didn’t know what to do next.
Fortunately, at Litster Frost, we’ve solved this problem and ended this confusion for you. Because the answer to this question is simple—what you need to do next after your accident is—simply to get better. That’s it. We’ll take care of the rest. When you call Litster Frost Injury Lawyers right now, a member of our team will evaluate your situation TODAY and walk you through our Maximum Recovery Program, which includes getting your car fixed, getting workers comp, and other related action steps that are applicable to your case.
We also take all the steps necessary to ensure your case is properly documented and that all evidence is preserved so you don’t accidentally sabotage the value of your case. This is why it’s also important to call now since every day that passes after your accident without going through our Maximum Recovery Program is a day that could damage the value of your case. So call us today, we’ll walk you through the healing process and we’ll ensure that your case is maximized for your benefit.
What to Do After an Accident
A car accident can be very devastating, leaving you with severe injuries. When you are involved in an accident, there are definite steps you should do to ensure everyone is safe. These steps will aid to guide you through essential choices you require to make after an accident, whether you were the one at error or not.
Contact Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer to help you determine all available options for your compensation claim after an accident.
Ensure Everyone Is Safe: The first step after getting into an accident is ensuring you are safe. Check whether you have incurred any injuries and call local authorities for immediate medical attention or request someone does so. If you have a severe injury, you should stay in the same position and wait for emergency staff. If you did not sustain severe injuries and can move, you should check on other passengers in your vehicle and ensure they get the best treatment.
Get To Safety: If you can move, you should seek safety by getting on the roadside or walkway. If any vehicle is distracting traffic and is safe to drive, take it to the roadside. If not, leave it and get everyone to a safe place. You can use the road flickers from the emergency vehicle kit to caution other cars to decrease the speed.
Dial 911: Regardless of whether an accident is a minor or major collision, you have a legal responsibility to call the police. Officers will document the scene and fill out an accident report. After filing a lawsuit with your attorney, they will mostly request a police report copy to assist with the compensation process.
Record Information Details: After ensuring all parties are safe, the next thing should do is exchange insurance and contact details with the other party. Some of the most important information drivers should exchange include:
- Location of the accident
- License plate number and driver’s license
- Insurance policy
- Contact information and full name
- Vehicle color and model
You should avoid discussing fault when exchanging information with the other party. After filing an insurance claim, the insurance adjuster and personal attorney will define the party liable for the damage depending on the information offered, the damage incurred, and any supporting documentation, like photographs and police reports.
Document the Accident: To protect yourself, you should record as many details of the accident as possible. Be sure to record the identification of the police constables that respond to the accident and advise them of the address where they should send a copy of the accident report to. You should also take photos of your car from diverse positions, displaying the harm caused to the involved parties. In case of any eyewitnesses to the collision, you should get their contact details.
Contact an Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer
An accident might leave you devastated with injuries or a lost life of a loved one. However, following these steps and contacting an experienced attorney might help protect you and recover your compensation. Contact Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer for free legal consultation today.
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Comparative Negligence Rule
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE RULE
Idaho follows the comparative negligence rule, which means that a court will look at both parties’ actions and level of fault in the case of a motorcycle accident.
Even if you were both driving irresponsibly, if the other driver was driving more carelessly, then you may still have a case. It’s important to recognize, however, that any fault on your part will limit the amount of damages which you can receive.
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