September 5, 2011
If you’ve been in an Indiana auto accident—and statistically one out of eight Indiana drivers will be this year–follow these steps to protect your rights to compensation:
Stay in control and pull over to the side of the road as soon as possible without causing more accidents. Be sure to never leave the scene of an Indiana auto accident if your vehicle was involved in the collision in any way.
Call the authorities.
Check to see if anyone has been injured in the Indiana auto accident. If medical attention is needed, contact 911. Also, all Indiana auto accidents should be reported to the police. Making a police report of the car accident can be beneficial for determining fault and negligence for an injury accident.
Talk with any people who witnessed the accident. Take down names, contact information, and any other pertinent details they can provide.
Visit your doctor.
It is also best to visit a doctor immediately following an auto accident, whether you think you have been injured or not. While the doctor is examining you, be sure to mention specific details about how your accident occurred and any injury or pain you suffered as a result.
Inform your insurance company.
Call your insurance company immediately to report the accident. Failing to report the accident immediately could in some instances result in the insurance company not covering you for the accident. However, if dealing with an insurance adjustor, whether at the scene of the auto accident or after, don’t sign anything or give any statements.
Get a lawyer. Get Stewart.
Before signing any statements, consult an Indiana auto accident lawyer who specializes in helping those who have been injured in auto accidents as a result of another’s negligence. At Stewart & Stewart, we have helped thousands of clients get the compensation they deserve for injuries suffered in an Indiana auto accident.
If you were involved in an Indiana auto accident, did you find this information helpful?