3 Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

If you were recently injured in a car accident, you may be in pain and in shock. The aftermath of your crash can seem like a blur, but it’s an important time for you to take the right steps to protect your health and your rights to compensation.

Injuries can worsen in the days and weeks after crashes, and insurance companies often begin building their cases against victims as soon as they find out about their accidents. You can stay one step ahead of the game by taking the following steps after your car crash:

  1. Get medical attention—Even if you were evaluated by paramedics at the auto accident scene, it’s still important to get a full checkup by a doctor or at a hospital. In addition to treating your injuries and ruling out internal injuries, a full evaluation will also create a medical record of your injuries—and that can serve as valuable evidence for your claim.
  2. Notify your insurance company—Auto insurance providers require that policyholders contact them within a matter of days after accidents, even when they weren’t responsible for the crashes. When you call your auto insurance company, stick to the facts of what happened.
  3. Call a lawyer—The insurance company won’t wait around to build its claim against you, and you shouldn’t wait to get legal representation. Getting an Alabama auto accident lawyer on your side right away means important evidence can be preserved and the insurance company won’t have the upper hand when it’s time to negotiate a settlement.

Caldwell, Wenzel & Asthana Is Here for You

Our law firm knows how traumatic car accidents can be for victims like you, and it’s our goal to take the burden of the crash off your shoulders. From communicating with the insurance company and collecting evidence, to calculating your expenses and negotiating your settlement, we’re ready to fight for your rights after an Alabama car accident. Contact us today.