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What To Do If You Are In An Accident

What Should You Do After An Accident?

After an accident, there are certain actions you must take – and others you must avoid. The Nazarian Law firm can help you pursue the compensation you deserve, and we urge you to follow these steps so that your case can progress without difficulties.

Steps You Should Take After an Accident

#1: Call the Police
Get law enforcement on the scene so that you are protected from other vehicles moving in the area, as well as to make a police report regarding the accident. Take the name and badge number of the officers so that the report of the accident can be obtained easily at a later date.
 
#2: Get Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers
It could be important to have the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses, in addition to the other driver. In many cases, the responsible party could claim that they were not the cause of the accident, but the witnesses that were present could help to support your claim.
 
#3: Get Medical Treatment
Whether you have just had a slip & fall, a car accident, or you were injured in any other way, the most urgent issue is to get medical treatment. If you are able to move, have someone drive you to the emergency room or your doctor. This should take place as early as possible after the injury.
 
#4: Call The Nazarian Law Firm
Get legal representation as early as possible after the accident. At our firm, we ensure that every detail of your case is managed professionally, with your interests as our focus.
 

Things You Should NOT Do After An Incident

#1: Do not Admit fault or Talk about the Incident
It is important that you don’t engage in a discussion about the accident with anyone present. When law enforcement is involved, be polite and recount the incident as accurately as possible, but you may want to avoid accepting blame – it actually may have been another party’s actions that led to the accident.

#2: Do Not Communicate with Insurance Adjusters
Insurance companies, even your own, are not interested in paying out the maximum amount of compensation available. They ask questions geared toward finding ways to reduce your claim. Allow our firm to take on this task so you don’t make errors that could reduce your settlement.

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Even a minor fender bender can be an upsetting experience; a more serious accident is dangerous, with the potential for very serious injuries, whether that includes broken bones, soft tissue injuries such as bruising, strains or whiplash. The most tragic accidents can lead to permanent injuries, disabilities, disfigurement or loss of life. After any accident, the actions you take could affect your ability to get compensation. For this reason, you should not hesitate to involve our firm as soon as possible.

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