If you have been involved in an auto accident in Las Vegas, you may be wondering how to proceed. This can be a very stressful period and the experienced Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Murphy & Murphy Law will make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Here are the steps after a car accident that you should follow.
Steps After a Car Accident | Seek Medical Attention
In Nevada, the steps that you need to take in a car crash claim are what I would call multifaceted. The first thing that I tell everybody, no matter what, is you must take care of yourself. The first thing that you have to do is get the medical treatment that your doctor suggests. Follow all of their instructions, do what you’re told, go to all your appointments and make sure that you get all of the treatment that is required for you to get better and to get back to the way that you were.
Steps After a Car Accident | Collect Evidence
The other steps that you need to do following a car crash is, make sure that you call the police and have Metro come and investigate the crash. If you have injuries, go with the EMTs and go to the hospital. Get checked out because your injuries could be more severe than you even know. The other things that you need to do is make sure that you know the name of witnesses, take photographs of both vehicles. Take lots of pictures. It’s kind of strange that we all have phones with cameras on them and we’ll take tons of selfies, but when it comes to a car crash, we’ll get one or two pictures that don’t really show anything. Take a ton of pictures and take video. Make sure that you get all the information. Here is something that is critically important: do not lose your temper. Don’t get in a fight with the other driver. Keep calm and cooperate with the police. Do what you need to do. Get the witnesses’ information. If you’re hurt so bad that you can’t do any of that, the police will do the investigation.
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Steps After a Car Accident | Dealing with Insurance Companies
Once you get past your medical care and treatment, you can think about dealing with the insurance company. You can deal with the insurance company on your property damage claim and get your car fixed, get a rental vehicle and do what you need to do to get your car fixed. When it comes to your personal injury claim, here’s what you need to tell the insurance adjuster when they call you and want to take a recorded statement. Tell them you’re not ready to do a recorded statement. Never give a recorded statement unless you’ve talked to an attorney. If they press you for it, tell them that you’re going to talk to an attorney and the attorney will get in contact with them.
Steps After a Car Accident | Hiring an Attorney
You need someone who has the years of experience and training of dealing with the insurance adjusters to protect your rights. You need someone in your corner, someone to stand up for you. We have the skill and the experience to do that. We’ve been dealing with insurance companies for almost 30 years and we do this every day. Our goal is to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get a full and fair resolution of your case. You are entitled to get paid for all of the damages that you’ve suffered. You are entitled to receive everything that it takes to put you back into the position that you were in before this collision, and to make sure that your future is secure.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, contact our Las Vegas office today to schedule a free consultation. We will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.