Automobile Accidents Attorney
What should you do if you are injured in a Car Accident?
If you are injured in an automobile accident, it is important that you cover all of your bases immediately to make sure that you are taken care of later. Whether it is a minor fender bender or serious crash, obtaining compensation for your injuries is more complicated now than ever before. You will likely face an unfriendly insurance company, medical bills, missed time from work and most importantly, the pain and fear of serious bodily injury. Insurance companies have their own financial interest in mind and more and more often are refusing to settle valid claims and forcing injured people to file a lawsuit. I am an attorney in Westminster, MD who focuses on representing the rights and best interests of those injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another person to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.
Remember the following if you have been involved in an accident:
1. Call the police and seek medical attention right away.
Be sure to get the police report number so you can obtain a copy of it later. Failure to seek medical attention within a reasonable time following your injury may later be used to suggest that you were not injured all that badly or that you were not injured at all. Keep all follow up appointments with your doctor and strictly follow your doctor’s advice. Keep a diary of how you are feeling and how your injuries impact your daily activities.
2. Document what happened.
Get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. Be sure to take pictures of the accident site and the vehicles involved. Get the contact and insurance information of the other drivers involved in the accident. Write down everything you remember about how the accident happened, including what others involved in the accident said to you at the scene. Take pictures of your injuries. Have someone do these things for you if your injuries keep you from doing any of them yourself.
3. Call us as soon as possible after your accident.
Do not speak to the other drivers’ insurance company or attorney. Do not sign any documents. Do not give recorded statements. Trying to represent yourself before contacting an attorney may cause you more harm in the long run and will not save you money. Your attorney’s fee will normally be a percentage of what is recovered on your behalf and that percentage generally is the same regardless of when you hire your attorney, so the sooner you contact the Law Offices of Gary W. Desper, the sooner we can begin helping you.
If you would like the advice of an experienced automobile accident/personal injury attorney, call the Law Offices of Gary W. Desper today at (410) 876-4646 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gary W. Desper is an accident/personal injury lawyer who practices in Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Westminster, Eldersburg, Sykesville, Hampstead, Manchester, Mt. Airy, Taneytown, Towson, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Elkridge, Laurel and throughout Maryland.