Auto Accident FAQ

1. I had an auto accident. What should I do?

If you are involved in an accident, make sure you remain at the scene until the police arrive. If you can do so safely, call a law enforcement officer, as an officer’s report may assist you later if a claim for liability is filed. If you are physically able and can do so safely, try to get the names of any people who saw what happened. Photograph the scene and cars before moving the vehicles. You should also notify your insurance company.

2. I was injured in an accident. Who will pay for the medical treatment?

If you are injured, you should immediately obtain medical treatment. If you are in pain, bleeding or believe you are in danger of any further injury, you should allow the rescue service to take you to the hospital to obtain immediate treatment. Further, the hospital will ask you whether you have insurance. If you are in an automobile accident, you should give the hospital your automobile/health insurance information.

3. I was involved in an auto accident and the other party was injured, but it was not my fault. Can the other side sue me?

Yes. A court will decide who is at fault. Therefore, even though you believe that the other side was at fault, he/she can still file a lawsuit seeking damages from you and/or your insurance company.

4. What is my case worth?

Every case is different. Factors which determine how much money you may receive in a legal matter include the severity of your injuries and your past medical history, as well as the amount of insurance coverage that the other person or company has. If you are injured as a result of an accident, you should always consult with an attorney.

 

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