Posted in Car Accident on April 5, 2018
If you’ve just been involved in a car accident, your life may feel like it has been turned upside down. You and your loved ones may be in pain, you may be unable to return to work for the foreseeable future, and you may be facing piles of expensive medical bills that you can’t afford.
The Nashville auto accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law know how difficult this time is for victims like you, especially if you’ve never been in a serious accident in the past. You may be confused and overwhelmed, and you’re unsure of what to do or who to trust, as you may be receiving advice from multiple people or settlement offers from the insurance company.
After an auto accident, your health always comes first, but it’s also vital to make sure that your rights to compensation are also protected. Without them, you may be unable to pursue compensation for your accident-related expenses, including your medical bills and lost wages. That can put you and your loved ones in serious financial jeopardy.
Thankfully, completing the most vital and essential post-accident steps is a quick and easy process. Many of them can be accomplished over the phone, and you can be on your way to a full physical, mental, and financial recovery within days of your crash.
Do Your Best to Complete these Steps after Your Accident
We know that everyone experiences different levels of injuries during car accidents, and they may experience varying levels of pain and disability. That means not everyone is capable of accomplishing the same post-accident steps—and that’s okay. The more steps you can complete, the better you’ll be able to protect your health and your rights to compensation.
But regardless of your level of injury or disability, there are two steps that should never be skipped or overlooked after an accident:
And when you’re hurt and disabled, the last thing you want to do is worry about collecting, completing, and submitting paperwork related to your accident. To make matters worse, small mistakes can and often do jeopardize claims. With an experienced law firm on your side, you won’t have to worry about losing out on the money you deserve due to technicalities or minor oversights.
Those steps are the most essential for auto accident victims, but there are three other steps that can help you further protect your rights to compensation. If you’re capable of completing them, do so as soon as possible:
Other important steps that can maximize your chances of getting full compensation include:
Finally, you should always discuss any communication from the insurance company with your attorneys. In the days or weeks after your accident, you may get a settlement offer from the insurance company.
And while the offer may seem substantial, it’s unlikely to cover all of your accident-related expenses—especially the ones you’ll encounter in the future. To make matters worse, accepting it can nullify your chances of pursuing additional compensation in the months to come.
Trust Our Experience and Our Dedication to Our Clients
The Nashville car accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law have helped victims like you for 30 years. We know all of the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny compensation to people who were seriously hurt in crashes that weren’t their fault, and it’s our goal to stand up for innocent drivers and passengers.
Don’t go it alone when pursuing compensation, and don’t just settle for any law firm. We’re dedicated to getting maximum compensation for our clients and being there to answer their questions and address their concerns along the way. Get in touch with us today—call us at (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online form.