Were you seriously injured in a car accident in Stillwater? Watch this video to find out what actions you need to take, then call for a free consultation.
What should I do if I’m seriously injured in a car accident?
There are pretty basic things that I think are true in every case. First thing you need to do is be calm and analyze the situation. I would suggest you take pictures of the accident area, including the cars. Make sure you got the names of all the witnesses. Several times in the past, people say there’s someone who saw the whole wreck, but forgot what their name was. Make sure you get names and numbers of everybody who’s there to help you, give assistance, or witnessed the wreck.
The next thing I would probably recommend everyone do is call the police. A lot of times, people don’t want their driving record being spotted or they don’t want to be given a citation, so they try to talk someone into not calling the police. That’s not a good idea. Call the police.The next thing, and probably one of the most important things you need to do, is to get to a place where you can think and you can make some decisions about whether you want to see the doctor or not, or a physician. The ER room is available. There’s a lot of Urgent Care facilities now. The big thing is, make sure you get checked over to make sure that you’re okay, and that there’s nothing serious. Oftentimes, all the true symptoms of your wreck won’t surface for several days and maybe several weeks. Don’t hesitate to go to the doctor. Don’t hesitate to seek treatment.
One of the things that people always struggle with is, “When do I need a lawyer?” I would suggest you contact a lawyer immediately, at least for a consultation. If you think that the insurance company is going to work with you to your benefit, then you have another thing coming. They’re in the business of paying as little as they can.
Wrecks are something that most people don’t go through very often, and so to go through a wreck by yourself, not knowing anything about compensation is not the best decision. Knowledge of the law and your rights gives you power to make good decisions. If you don’t have that information, then you’re already a step behind the insurance company, because they know all your rights and they have all the information. If you don’t seek counsel, you’re going to have to rely on the insurance company and they do not have your best interest at heart.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a car accident? Contact a Stillwater car accident attorney at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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Out of Town Legal Resources
We receive a lot of calls from people who get injured traveling in other parts of the country. We primarily help people that are injured in Oklahoma. That said, we are constantly looking for attorneys and online resources that can help people injured while out of town. We found a personal injury firm in Jacksonville, FL that did a great job with their online car accident resources. If you are ever injured in a car accident in Florida check out their Florida Car Accident Guide.