While it’s important to know what to do after a car accident, it’s equally important to know what not to do. At the Pittsburgh law firm of Berger and Green, we can advise you about what steps to take — and what pitfalls to avoid — to maximize your chances of success. We have represented tens of thousands of people across Pennsylvania. Call us at (412) 661-1400.
Here are three tips to remember:
1. Don’t Feel Bad About Seeking Compensation
After an accident, you may have a dozen conflicting emotions about what occurred and what to do next. If you were partly at fault for the collision, you may worry that you don’t deserve to pursue money for your injuries. You may fear the hassle and complexity of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Or you may be reluctant to file a claim because you don’t want to be one of “those” people who only want to “get rich quick.”
However, you can put your mind at rest. Even if you were partly at fault, you may still be able to seek financial compensation. With our lawyers on your side, you won’t have to worry about any of the paperwork or legal details of filing a personal injury lawsuit. And pursuing compensation doesn’t make you a bad person. That’s what insurance coverage is for, to pay for auto accidents like this. You have the right to seek the money you need to recover your health and move on with life.
2. Don’t Put Off Seeing A Doctor
Even if you don’t feel badly injured, get medical care. A skilled physician may be able to diagnose injuries that aren’t apparent right away. For instance, what feels like minor whiplash may actually turn out to be a serious spinal cord injury. Don’t take chances. By going to the doctor, you can help document your injuries, which can make a significant difference in the success of your case.
3. Don’t Immediately Accept A Settlement
The insurance company will likely pressure you to accept a settlement right away. However, don’t agree to any amount of money until you consult an experienced accident attorney. The insurance company will always try to pay the least amount possible, but you may be entitled to far more. We can carefully evaluate your case and advise you about what it is really worth.
For More Tips, Talk To Us Today
Arrange a free initial consultation today by calling Berger and Green in Pittsburgh at (412) 661-1400. You can also reach us via email. We offer home and hospital visits and charge only contingency fees.