No one wants to be in an auto accident, yet they happen about every minute, all across the country. The chances of you being involved in an auto accident at some point in your life are great. When you are in an accident, the steps you take can directly affect how your are able to get your medical bills paid and receive compensation for your injuries. By carefully following these steps, you can help to avoid issues that could cause you to lose out on being able to pursue a case against the other driver.
What Should You Do When You are in an Auto Accident in Baltimore?
If you are in an accident, you first need to contact the police. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident without a police report being filed. The police will need to see the position of both vehicles and will listen to both parties in telling their accounts of the accident. After careful consideration, the driver who is at fault will be named on the police report and you can typically pick up your copy of this report within twenty-four hours.
After the police have filed their reports, you need to get to a doctor. Whether you feel you have a minor injury or a major one, seeing a doctor is imperative. Many people are in shock just after an accident and do not even realize they are injured. On top of needing the doctor to check you for serious injuries, you will also need medical records to back up your injury claim.
Once under the care of a doctor, you need to seek the help of an attorney. Before you sign any agreements or make statements to the insurance companies, it is vital to seek representation. An attorney will assist you through every aspect of your case, giving you the ability to focus on healing from your injuries. Many people are able to get the compensation they deserve, by hiring an attorney. If you have been in an accident, contact the law office of Jack J. Schmerling. He will be glad to offer you legal advise and represent you through your accident case.