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What to Do Immediately Following a Car Accident


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You’re a good driver, a safe driver. You always wear your seat belt, you practice defensive driving, and you never missed a turn signal. Little old ladies tip their hat to you. You are the paragon of impeccable driving. However, despite all of this, you are now sitting in the battered wreckage of your automobile, the crumpled hood of your car steaming, and emergency lights are flashing in your rearview mirror.

You were just in a car accident. Your head is spinning and your heart is pounding. Chaos is all around you and you have just one question tumbling around in your head: now what?

First and foremost, you need to get out of danger. If it’s possible, you need to move your car to safety. If you can’t navigate it to the curb or out of traffic, turn on your emergency blinkers. If you are severely injured, you absolutely need to stay put, though. Don’t try to move, as it can make your injury worse. If you can, and if it’s safe to do so, you can exit your vehicle at this point.

If others were involved in the accident, you can check on anyone else involved. Call 911 right away, especially if anyone is injured. Even injuries that seem minor should be checked out by a medical professional, even something as simple as dizziness, as it can indicate a concussion. You also need to call the police, but be careful to not admit to causing anything or try to point fingers at anyone else. At this point, it’s up to the police to decide what happened. Get the contact information of everyone involved, and take careful notes of what just happened. Take pictures with your smart phone to document everything.

You also need to immediately seek out medical attention after your automobile accident. This is part of the documentation process. If you have an injury, it needs to be noted by a doctor. You may need this information later if you are trying to file a claim for any injury you sustained in the accident.

And, above all, give me a call right away at 1 (877) 944-4373.

There is a good chance that both insurance companies may be eager to settle. It is incredibly tempting to give into that offer, but you need to know that insurance companies aren’t your friends and they are not looking out for your best interests. I, on the other hand, am. If you rush into settling, you may find that later on in life that you have sustained a serious injury and you may have forfeited your legal rights by settling with the insurance companies.

As a good and safe driver, you have automobile insurance. However, the driver who hit you may not have insurance. It’s almost like these things go hand in hand – people who drive poorly and recklessly also not have insurance in place to protect themselves or you if they get into an accident. The insurance minimums in Ohio are extremely low, so even if the other driver did have the minimum of insurance, it may not be enough. I can help you get the compensation you deserve if you are hit by an uninsured person.

An injury may not show up right away, either. Whiplash, traumatic brain injury, or any other injury as a result of your automobile accident can sneak up on you in the weeks following your accident. You may find yourself unable to work and with a mounting pile of medical bills that are due. This year alone, over 2.45 million people will be permanently disabled due to an automobile accident injury. As your lawyer, I’ll make sure you get the help you need to help prevent you from drowning in massive debt after your accident and to help you get back on your feet.

Listen, you may not think this will happen to you. You’re too careful, too cautious. So did the other 300,000 drivers who got in an automobile crash in Ohio in the past year. If you have been in an automobile accident, you need to reach out to me quickly. Time may be running out to file a claim, and there are statutes of limitations in place to further prevent you from getting the restitution you deserve.

Once you call me, you can start your path of emotionally healing and recovering from your automobile accident. You can lay your burdens on me and trust that I’ll fight tirelessly to ensure that you get every single penny of financial compensation for your pain and suffering. If you need to talk about your case, do not hesitate to reach out to me. As your lawyer, I’ll give you my personal cell phone number and you better believe that if you call me any hour of the day or night, I will answer.

If you’re in the hospital recovering from your accident, then taking a trip to my office is probably the last thing you want to do. When I take your case, I will come to you. I’ll meet you at the hospital, in your home, wherever works best for you. And don’t even think about paying me for my service. I work on a contingency basis, which means that I’ll not only handle all of the financial aspects of your claim, you don’t have to pay me a single dime to represent you. I work on a contingency basis, which means that my fee is a percentage of your restitution. If you don’t get paid, then neither do I.

I’m not afraid of big corporations or insurance companies. I take on Big Cases and I get Big Results. I’ve served the greater Cleveland, Ohio area for nearly forty years as a top injury lawyer in the state. As your accident attorney, I’ll see that you get the financial compensation and the justice you deserve after your automobile accident – and I’ll Make Them Pay!®.


DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”



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