Things You Need to Know
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for those under the age of thirty-four. Over 40,000 people are killed in approximately five million automobile accidents annually. In 2002 alone, nearly 43,000 people died in automobile accidents nationwide. That equates to over 115 automobile related fatalities per day. Hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured every year in auto accidents. These statistics mean most of us, at some time in our lives, will be involved in at least one automobile related accident.
What to do After an Automobile Accident
If you suffer a personal injury in an automobile accident, you should know what to do in order to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, call the police (and paramedics if necessary). If you need to go to court, it is imperative that the police report is accurate and that it reflects your recollection of the events leading up to your automobile accident. Unfortunately, many times the police do not do a thorough accident scene investigation. It is common for people taken from the automobile accident scene not to be interviewed at all. This can result in the police recording only the version of the auto accident given by the negligent driver who caused the automobile accident.
If you have a camera and are not injured, try to photograph the accident scene prior to moving the automobile (only if safe to do so). Additionally, someone should interview all of witnesses to the automobile accident and record their comments. Such interviews should be completed as soon as possible after the accident, as witnesses' memories tend to fade with time. The auto injury attorneys at Polewski & Associates are experts at automobile accident claims and can help you start taking the correct steps to getting the compensation you deserve for your injury.
If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If treatment is delayed, the defendant may argue that it was not his negligent driving that caused your injury, but rather something that occurred between the time of the automobile accident and your visit to the doctor.
Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer
Our Dallas area auto accident lawyers are experienced at sifting through the paperwork generated by automobile accidents. We interview accident witnesses, document the automobile damages and accident injuries, and deal with insurance companies, who can sometimes operate in "bad faith".
It is always important to contact an attorney right away if you think you have a potential automobile accident case. We offer a free consultation and urge you to call one of our experienced automobile accident lawyers here at Polewski & Associates.
Medical bills from injuries suffered in an auto accident can quickly become overwhelming. The sooner we start working on your automobile accident case the more quickly you can receive compensation for your injury.
Automobile Accidents and Insurance Companies
After consulting with a doctor, the next person you should consult with after an accident is an auto injury lawyer experienced in automobile accident claims who can help protect your legal rights and deal with the insurance company.
Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and they are definitely NOT interested in protecting your rights if it costs them money. Insurance company lawyers and automobile accident adjusters have years of experience persuading injured people to take less than they should to settle their case.
Learn more about what your rights are if the other driver has no insurance.
Don't depend on an insurance company to help you after an automobile accident. If you don't have someone experienced representing you, you will probably not be compensated fairly, and that is all there is to it.
Finding the Right Automobile Accident Lawyer
When choosing a lawyer, you should look for a law firm with decades of experience handling automobile accident cases, and for a lawyer who is board certified in personal injury trial law.
You should look for lawyers like Polewski & Associates. We have over 20 years of experience representing people just like you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact our auto accident lawyers today.