Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer Provided Tips

Ten Crucial Car Accident Tips by an attorney:

  1. Always contact the police and be aware of your surroundings. Take pictures of all motor vehicles involved in the crash. If necessary take videos.  Make sure you obtain the names, addresses and phone number of everyone involved in the Mishap
  2. Never take fault for the accident. Make sure everyone is ok and call an ambulance if someone is injured.
  3. Do not cancel medical or physical therapy appointments. The Insurance adjuster will seek to discredit you if he sees you are not followed your doctor’s plan for care.
  4. Contact a Massachusetts personal injury attorney immediately, to set up a free consultation. Keep accurate records of all prescriptions, medical treatment and medical treatment providers to give to your lawyer
  5. If you are on a busy street in Boston or on a highway or other dangerous area, take care of you own safety and the safety of the others involved in the collision. Many people are injured or killed well after an accident when they are not careful to get out of the way of oncoming traffic.
  6. Never exaggerate your symptoms to your primary care doctor, the urgent care center or your chiropractor. However, never minimize your symptoms either.
  7. If you suspect that the other driver is drunk or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, make sure you inform the police officer of your suspicions. Make sure you inform the officer if you have evidence suggesting that you are the victim of distracted driving such as texting and driving, gps use or cell phone talking and driving.
  8. If you are injured or in pain as a result of an automobile Crash, make sure you treat for your injuries. According to the insurance company if you are not treating you are not entitled to any compensation for that period.
  9. Perhaps the most important motor vehicle accident tip is if you do not leave via an ambulance, seek medical treatment ASAP! If you wait too long the insurance company will try to discredit you and claim you made this up or your injuries were not caused by that  particular auto wreck.
  10. If you are a victim of a whiplash type injury, be careful telling the police officer that you were not injured. Often, there are no symptoms of whiplash in a rear end accident until a day or two after the rear end collision. (better to say something like ‘it seem like I may have a whiplash type injury but I do not need an ambulance’)