Your Odessa Injury Lawyer will want you to take several steps after any accident, especially if you think you have a chance at receiving compensation for your injuries.
What you need to do depends somewhat on the type of accident, but these general guidelines will prove useful:
Never Admit To Anything Without Speaking To A Lawyer
While you may be responsible to some extent, admitting this to the other party will only hurt your case.
Never Make A Recorded Statement Without A Lawyer Present
Insurance adjusters may try to get a recorded statement from you, and may be able to manipulate you into saying something that goes against your legal interests.
Always Get The Videotape
If there is a recording, from the other driver’s dash-mounted camera or the store’s CCTV system, request this recording in writing as soon as possible after a car accident.
Talk To Witnesses
Whether you were hit while cycling or fell on a slippery floor. Get their contact information and share this with both your attorney and the insurance company, if one is involved.
Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are injured in an accident that was obviously a result of negligence or simple indifference by the other party.
As soon as you are able, put those five tips into action. You can also to check our blog for advice on the type of accident you had.