What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you have questions. The car wreck lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices created a step-by-step guide for what to do after an accident. Print out our guide and keep it with you in your car. Following this guide can help protect your rights to compensation and ensure your injury claim process goes as smoothly as possible.
4 Steps to Take if You Were Hurt in a Car Accident
There are four specific steps that we often tell our clients to take after they’ve been injured in car accidents. By following these steps, you could help us build a strong claim on your behalf.
- Call the police right away.
The officer who comes to the scene of the crash can make a report that includes all the significant details of your accident. This police report may contain important information for your case. One of our lawyers can help you locate a copy of the police report.
- Collect names, addresses, and phone numbers.
If possible, get the contact information for the other people involved in the crash—both the other driver(s) and any available witnesses. Also, take note of statements made by the other driver(s) or by witnesses. These statements could indicate fault for the accident.
- If you’re hurt, seek medical care as soon as you can.
Sometimes people don’t realize how seriously injured they are until days or weeks after the accident. That’s why it should be a priority to seek medical attention or visit your doctor as soon as possible. You’ll not only get the medical help you need, you’ll have a record of your injuries.
- Notify your insurance company about the accident.
Your insurer will need to make a file for your accident claim, so you can expect to receive documents that must be filled out and returned—often on a strict deadline. Our car accident injury lawyers can help with these forms. Be careful not to sign documents without consulting an experienced lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in a crash in New York State, the Buffalo injury lawyers at William Mattar are happy to build your case and help with all the paperwork so you can focus on getting better.
We Focus on Car Accidents
At William Mattar, car accident injury cases are our focus. We have more than 20 years of experience helping injured victims throughout New York State. There are strict legal deadlines for filing a car accident claim, so don’t wait to talk to our car accident lawyers. Contact our 24/7 team today—just dial (844) 444-4444 or complete a free initial consultation form.
We’ll do our best to answer any questions you have regarding your claim, and we can work to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.