FAQ: What To Do After A Car Accident
At Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler, P.C., in Bridgeport, Connecticut, our lawyers talk to clients every day about their car accident injuries or death of a loved one. Most people have a lot of questions following an accident. It is important to get accurate information from reputable sources. Obtaining and moving forward with incorrect information could thwart your ability to receive the settlement that you deserve. Here are some of the most common questions people ask following an accident.
1. Who should I speak with about the accident?
If you have been in an accident, you should speak with the law enforcement officer who comes to the scene. Answer their questions and take any information that you are given. Normally it takes a couple of days before the police report is ready. You will need to obtain a copy for your records when it is. In the meantime, you will want to call your insurance company to give notification that you have been in an accident. You should not give your agent or any representatives of the company any information other than your notification. You should contact and secure the services of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
2. What if the negligent driver didn’t have insurance?
If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist you would need to file an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company. Your attorney would need to handle this for you to ensure that you will be able to recover everything that you deserve. Attempting to file a claim on your own could bar you from filing a claim in the future for medical care or other necessities.
3. I was an Injured passenger, but my driver was at fault. Can I file?
If you were a passenger in a vehicle, and that vehicle was involved in an accident, you reserve the right to file a claim against whichever driver was found to be at fault. This can be an uncomfortable situation to deal with, especially if you were the passenger of the person deemed liable for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney would know how to navigate through the paperwork and difficult conversations to get a settlement you deserve.
4. How do I know which car accident law firm to trust?
Anytime you seek the services of a personal injury attorney, experience and reputation should be two considerations at the top of your list. Here at the law firm of Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler, P.C., we strive to represent each client aggressively and effectively. Our attorneys have more than 150 combined years of experience among us. We have recovered millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements for clients all over Bridgeport, Connecticut, and surrounding areas.