A car accident is difficult to recover from in so many ways.
Physically, you may be undergoing multiple surgeries, therapies and months of recovery. Financially, a Kenosha car accident can leave you without work, hospital and repair bills piling up. Emotionally, the stress of the accident along with the mounting bills and debt can be completely overwhelming.
So, what should you do after an accident to ensure that your life stays on tracks? The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham have compiled the following list to help you protect yourself after your Wisconsin car crash.
What to do after your Kenosha Auto Accident
- See a doctor as soon as possible.
Even if you are not sure you are hurt, symptoms don't always surface immediately. Seeing a doctor right away can help protect your health and the possibility of a successful personal injury lawsuit.
- Record the details of the accident.
As soon as you can, be sure to write down every memory you have of the events leading up the crash and the crash itself.
- Request a copy of the police report.
You will need this document for insurance purposes and to use if you decide to file a personal injury claim.
- DO NOT sign any insurance paperwork.
In fact, it is best that you do not even speak with an insurance agent, especially that of the other driver, without the advice of a lawyer. The agent may use the information you give him to diminish the value of your claim.
- Contact a Kenosha accident attorney.
An attorney can help protect your rights and ensure that the insurance company is not taking advantage of you. Before you sign anything contact an experienced attorney at Hupy and Abraham for your free consultation
Many insurance companies will do nearly anything to protect their profits, including tricking you into a settlement that is too low. For more information about how insurance companies try and devalue your Kenosha accident claim and take advantage of you after a car accident, call 1-800-800-5678.