FAQ – Personal Injury Accident
Personal injury attorney Joshua D. Anderson answers your most frequently asked questions about injury accidents.
What Should I Do after a Personal Injury Accident?
With a personal injury accident, the more information you can document, the better.
After a personal injury accident, follow these five important steps:
- Practice safety first: Make sure you are out of the way of other vehicles and seek treatment immediately if you have a personal injury.
- File an accident report. If possible, do not leave the scene until the police are contacted and a report is filed.
- The more information you can document, the better. Make sure to get the following facts: names and number(s) of the other driver(s) involved, witnesses, insurance companies, license plates, and make, model, and color of the vehicle. If the driver is not the one insured for a personal injury, ask for the owner’s information.
- Take pictures of the vehicles, the accident scene, and any visible injuries you may have. No camera? Cell phones often have cameras that can be used to document the accident.
- Contact a reputable accident attorney. Remember, you have rights. Call Accident Lawyer Joshua D. Anderson for a free consultation so you can learn about them.
Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?
Yes. Unlike other fields of law, we operate on a contingency fee, which is designed to limit your out-of-pocket expenses and upfront costs. We understand that recovering your health can be incredibly taxing on your energy and pocketbook. You pay no fee unless we win.
Our contingency fee allows you to retain an attorney and pay at the end of the case based on a percentage of your total recovery. We only receive these fees when we achieve a settlement you have approved. And if you are unsure you have a valid claim, you can take advantage of our no-cost consultation service.
What if the Insurance Company Calls?
Do not give a recorded statement; rather, refer them to your personal injury attorney. Remember that insurance companies are not on your side. They will try to limit payouts or prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve. Fortunately, the insurance company is not allowed to speak with you directly after you have retained an attorney.
If an insurance adjuster calls you directly, simply advise him or her that you have retained an attorney. Give the adjuster our name and number. We will deal with the adjuster and allow you to concentrate on recovering your health.