When you work with our highly skilled team, you can expect that we will keep you informed throughout the entire process. After meeting with your attorney, the next step is to file a complaint, which details the facts of your case. Your opponent will file an answer, which gives his or her account of the accident in question. During the discovery process, each side receives information that helps to establish the facts of the incident and build an argument. Many cases can be resolved through negotiation before trial, but if a settlement cannot be reached, the case will go to trial.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENTBeing involved in an auto accident can be a scary experience. Following these tips will help you protect your rights and your potential legal claims. 1. Do not assume that the accident is your fault! Do not tell anyone at the scene that you caused the accident. Determining who is at fault will be one of the central issues in your case. Information gathered at the scene, witness statements, and other evidence will be used to determine who will be responsible for paying for the damages associated with the accident.
2. Call the police to make a report. Ask the police to be dispatched to the scene. The police officer will take statements from you, the other driver(s), and any witnesses to the accident.
3. Ask the other driver(s) for their insurance and contact information. If a driver does not have proof of insurance in the car, take a picture of their license plate for future verification.
4. If you are injured, make sure you tell the officer on the scene that you are hurt. Seek medical attention immediately and follow all directives from your healthcare providers.
5. Do not speak with the insurance company without consulting an attorney first. Everything that you say and submit to the insurance company can be used against you in your case.
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