Dos and Don’ts After a Car Accident in Boston

A car accident can shake anyone to their core and leave them feeling helpless. However, you don’t have to feel alone. Acting quickly and obtaining the advice of a car accident lawyer can help ensure your rights are protected, and you have a speedy recovery. You can also do some things to help yourself have the best case possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, following these dos and don’ts could save you a lot of time, money, and trouble.

  1. Call the police. Call 911 as soon as possible and then provide emergency personnel with all information about the accident so they can accurately document it, as well as safeguard people and vehicles involved.
  2. Seek medical attention. Get medical help as soon as possible to ensure your injuries are addressed and documented.
  3. Gather witness information. Eyewitness accounts could be key in proving that you were not at fault for your accident. Retain as many witnesses of your accident as possible and gather descriptions of what they saw. Then, have them report it to the police on scene.
  4. Take photos and videos. Use your smartphone device to capture any evidence of your accident. This can include skid marks and damaged property.
  5. Speak with an accident attorney. You do not have to navigate the car accident insurance claims process alone. Personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and only get paid if you do. Speak with a car accident attorney at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers for a free case review.
  1. Admit fault. You should not admit guilt even if you think the accident was your fault. It could damage your case and any chance of receiving compensation. The heat of the moment may distort your view. Later, you may realize you acted appropriately and were not the cause of the accident.
  2. Flee the scene. Under Massachusetts law, it is a criminal offense to evade the scene of an accident. No matter how bad you look or feel after an accident, turning it into a hit-and-run will make everything much worse.
  3. Forget to file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator report. Under Massachusetts law, you are required to file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report within five days of the accident if you have been involved in a collision that caused injury, death, or over $1,000 worth of damage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  4. Immediately agree to an insurance settlement. The driver or their insurance company may contact you and immediately make a settlement offer. Often, the offer is much lower than what you need or what your case is worth. Do not accept any settlement offer without first obtaining the insight of a car accident lawyer.

Most of all, you should not hesitate to contact a reputable car accident attorney to protect your rights and communicate with your insurance company. An attorney can help you secure the best possible compensation for your experience.

Compassionate Car Accident Attorneys in Boston

At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving car accident victims in Boston and beyond with superior legal representation. If you were injured in an accident through no fault of your own, follow the dos and don’ts for your best chance at maximum compensation – then turn to us. It costs nothing for a consultation, and we won’t get paid until you do.

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