Do you know the things that you should do following a motor vehicle accident in which you were driving one of the cars involved? Unfortunately, following an accident, your nerves are rattled and there may be injuries too. Still, there are certain things you should do at the accident site and immediately following your accident.
- Stay calm
- Never leave the accident scene
- Call law enforcement
- Exchange information with other drivers and document what happened
Call an Ohio Law Firm
If you are in an accident contact an attorney before you contact your insurance company. Insurance companies want you to skip this step and often tell policyholders that involving an attorney simply is a reason to increase a claim amount. This is not true! Insurance claim adjusters are asked to settle claims quickly and for the least amount possible. This may not be in your best interests as the insurance company wants the claim settled and their involvement ending as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident in Northeast Ohio call the Skolnick Weiser Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm handles a multitude of accident cases each year and a member of your legal team at the firm is a former defense attorney who brings 20 years of insurance claim knowledge to your case. The phone numbers are toll-free 800-566-5002 and local 216-566-8810. Your initial consultation is free.