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Steps to Follow After an Accident

September 25, 2020

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The stress and shock of an auto accident can be overwhelming. But do you know what to do when you get into an auto accident? Following these steps after you’ve been hurt in an auto accident can help protect your rights.

  1. Find Medical Treatment. Even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt, the very first thing you should do after an accident is seek medical attention. Some injuries take time to present themselves and having a record of your condition from the day of your accident can be valuable evidence to support your case.
  2. Call Your Insurance Company. It’s important to call your insurance company as soon as possible after your accident to report your collision. Be careful of what you tell your insurance company though, and never sign anything without talking to an auto accident attorney first. The insurance company may not always have your best interests at heart.
  3. Collect Pertinent Information. Depending on the severity of your accident, you may or may not have had the opportunity to collect contact information from witnesses and other parties involved in your accident. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. You can usually gather this information from the crash report, which can be obtained online or by mail.
  4. Contact an Auto Accident Attorney. Handling the aftermath of an auto accident is harder than you think. Without help of an experienced auto accident attorney on your side, you may be giving up your rights to the full amount of compensation you are owed.

“Without a doubt the biggest mistake you can make is trying to handle an accident without a personal injury lawyer,” said Jeff Heller, attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy. “Whether you realize it or not, insurance companies are designed to take advantage of you. Without a lawyer on your side, that is exactly what they will do.”

Meet One of Our Auto Accident Attorneys

Mr. Heller firmly believes in the right to trial by jury and in his career, he has tired more than 25 cases to a jury verdict. In the past three years alone, he has obtained more than $3 million in jury verdicts. Mr. Heller frequently represents traumatic brain injury survivors in a wide range of cases. Including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and construction defect cases.

He has dedicated his career to representing victims of crime and negligence, first as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drug possession to rape and murder, and now as a personal injury attorney.

Contact Our Auto Accident Attorneys

Calls from the insurance company and medical bills adding up, only adds stress and can slow down your healing process. At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we are here to help you get past your accident and get the full amount of compensation you are owed. Call (216) 230 – 6382 or complete a free initial consultation form.

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