Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. is an injury and disability law firm representing clients in the greater Cincinnati area and southwestern Ohio. Our automobile injury attorneys have experience in giving legal advice in all manners of injury cases. We give you sympathetic and effective help after an automobile accident.
What to do if injured in an accident
Try to remain calm. Automobile or other accidents can cause head trauma, neck trauma, and other injuries not immediately visible following a collision . Your physical well-being is the most important issue among a host of other complications that may have just occurred.
Call 911 or other law enforcement and let them know your location in order to dispatch an officer or highway authority. If you are able, assess the scene of the accident carefully and take pictures while you are on site. Once a law enforcement officer arrives, talk to them calmly and factually, describing the incident to the best of your ability. Be sure they document the specifics of the accident scene and any physical damage to you or any other passengers, and your vehicle. You should also see if there were any eyewitnesses to the accident. The officer’s and eyewitness’s testimony can be important if you need to negotiate a car accident settlement later.
After a car accident, it is important that you do not sign any insurance forms until you have received legal help and advice from an accident law firm. Signing forms before you may be able to fully consider or comprehend the document could hurt your chance at pursuing your rightful traffic accident claim later on. An attorney experienced with such forms can help guide you to how and when best to sign such documents for your case.
If you are seriously injured in a car accident, keep track of all expenses related to your personal injury. These expenses can include hospitalization and other medical professional bills, pain medicine costs, physical therapy, loss of wages, and expenses for household services you cannot temporarily do yourself. Many times these expenses are not readily offered to be covered by either your insurance or the other party’s auto insurance, that’s why it is important for you to find an attorney that is experienced with auto accidents and injuries and will fight for you to receive the highest level of compensation.
If you have been in an automobile accident, or suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one in an automobile accident and need capable legal representation, please call Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. for a free initial consultation.