What Should I do After a Car Accident?

As a Las Vegas Accident Attorney, our office was established to help.

 

By definition, an accident is an unforeseen and unplanned event. The dictionary provides an even more descriptive definition as “an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance.”  Because of it’s definition, and the fact that we generally don’t plan for accidents to happen, there are hundreds of thousands of people who really do not know what to do if they are in an accident.  The following information should help you if you are unfortunately involved in such an accident.

After an Accident

Every action you make after an accident is important.  What you do, and do not do, after an accident can have a very significant impact down the road as it pertains to holding the negligent party accountable.  In addition, your actions or inactions can have additional impacts on your ability to pursue and obtain maximum compensation for your injuries or losses. As Las Vegas Accident Attorneys, we can offer helpful suggestions of what to do following an accident.  These steps will help preserve your rights. Still, it is important to remember that every case is different and your approach may need to vary depending on your specific situation.

If you were injured in an accident:

  • Try to remain at the scene, if possible, to gather information and evidence.  Of course, as Las Vegas Accident Attorneys, our main concern, and yours, is for your health.  Still, if you or a friend or loved one is able, make sure and take pictures or video of the scene, cars, motorcycles, water, or other causing factors with your phone.  Write down names and information of any witnesses or other parties involved.
  • Do not admit fault. This is an important step, as apologizing or saying you were to blame could limit your ability to recover financial compensation in the future. Do not admit fault to anyone, not even to your own insurance company. Even if you believe you were at fault initially this is sometimes not the case.  On many occasions, additional facts surface which can place fault on the other party.  Only a full investigation into the accident will reveal its cause, and you may be without blame in the end.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as you can.  As referenced above, your most important concern is for your health and that of your loves one.  Be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident, even if you feel you have not suffered severe injuries. Some injuries, like whiplash or head trauma, can take some time for the symptoms to appear.  This includes pain complaints.  See your doctor and explain what occurred so he or she knows what type of injury to look for.
  • Talk to an attorney. After an accident, you need someone in your corner who will support you and go to bat for your rights. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Steve Dixon Law can do just that.  We will handle your case so you can focus on healing.

At Steve Dixon Law, we represent victims of accidents across the Las Vegas area. We help those who have been injured themselves and those who have lost family members and loved ones. Our Las Vegas accident lawyers are highly experienced.  Representing injured parties in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip or trip and falls, we have successfully honed our legal skills so that we can pursue maximum economic and non-economic damages that can help our clients rebuild their lives.

To find out how we can help, call (702) 329-4911. Your consultation is free and private.

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