If you are involved in a minor accident you may not see the benefit of reaching out to an attorney to help you resolve the situation but there are many benefits to doing so. Insurance companies have a specific goal in mind, keeping their money and disputing claims made by those against them. In addition to this, you may have the right to financial compensation.
Compensation is not just reserved for those who are physically injured but also for those who have been through mental anguish.If you have been involved in an accident, follow these steps listed below before reaching out to the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers to get the compensation you deserve.
Wait For A Police Officer: Do not leave the scene of an accident until everything has been resolved. Even if you were not the cause of the accident there can be legal consequences to leaving the scene without first exchanging information or providing a statement. If you leave a scene when someone has suffered an injury or lost their life you will be facing serious criminal charges that can be avoided by staying calm and cooperating.
Check On Everyone Involved In The Wreck: Cars are valuable but the lives of you, your passengers and anyone else involved in the incident are incomparably more precious. Before accessing property damage or placing blame check on everyone at scene. Make sure they are physically and mentally stable before moving forward. If a person is not conscious or complaining of neck or back pain, do not move them. Have them wait as motionless as possible for an emergency service professional to arrive.
Call The Police: If the police aren’t at the scene, call them. File a detailed police report, exchange information with the officers and make sure you get their names and badge numbers so future contact can be handled without hassle.
All car accidents are unique and the fault behind them come from all kinds of different places. It is important to remember never to take blame for an accident until after you have communicated with your lawyer. Say you run into the back of a vehicle and take blame saying you were not paying attention, but then later find out the brakes to your car were faulty, it may be harder to argue this point once you have admitted guilt. Always speak to your lawyer first, take as many pictures of the accident as you can and immediately contact your insurance company.
Insurance companies, while vital to society, are trained to settle for as little money as possible. Navigating their system alone can be overwhelming and draining. Having an experienced attorney, such as Beverly R. Caruthers represent you will ensure your inclusion and understanding in your case.
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!