HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN A SACRAMENTO CAR ACCIDENT? IF SO, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU DO THESE THREE THINGS IMMEDIATELY!
Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 2:09 am
Have you been in a car accident? Did a reckless, negligent, or careless driver cause a traffic accident that resulted in your injury? Have you and your family suffered physical, emotional, and financial damages because of a distracted, fatigued, drunk, or speeding driver? If so, we want you to know three very important things about car accident claims in Sacramento.
- Contact Your Insurance Company
Even though the collision may not have been your fault, you are still required to contact your insurance company to report the crash. As quickly as possible, call your insurance agent or insurance company to report the accident. Explain what happened to your insurance company without admitting fault. You still need to protect your legal rights and, until you speak with an attorney, you need to protect yourself by not admitting fault. Furthermore, do NOT agree to provide a statement or sign any releases for the insurance company for the other driver until you speak with an attorney.
- See a Doctor
As soon as possible, seek medical treatment. If you did not go directly to the hospital after the accident, you should schedule an appointment with your family doctor within a couple of days after the crash. It is important to see your doctor for two reasons. First, you need to make sure that you have not suffered any injuries that you are unaware of right now. Sometimes, an injury may not result in immediate symptoms. You cannot be sure that the minor aches and pains after a crash are “normal” until you see a doctor.
Second, you need to see your doctor to protect your accident claim. An insurance company will look for any reason to deny a claim. If you delay medical care, the insurance company may try to use this fact against you by claiming you lied about the severity of your injury or your injury was not a result of the crash. If you were truly injured in the crash, you would have sought medical help sooner.
- Call Our Office for a Free Appointment
We would like to tell you that every accident claim goes smoothly, but that is not the case. Insurance companies are “for profit” businesses, meaning they are in business to make money. They do not make money by paying claims. Therefore, they hire teams of professionals, including adjusters, attorneys, investigators, and experts, to protect the company’s best interest. You need and deserve a team of legal professionals on your side to protect your best interest. We want to be that team for you. We have the skills, resources, and experience you want in a team of lawyers working on your behalf to get you the money you deserve after a car accident.
Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys Offer Free Consultations
For your free consultation and case evaluation with a Sacramento personal injury attorney, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.