Common Questions After A Car Accident
Being in a car accident is a disorienting experience, so we hear a lot of questions at The Stuckey Firm. Here is a selection of what comes up most frequently. If you are from Springfield or the surrounding areas in Ohio, do not hesitate to contact us.
When Is The Right Time To Talk To A Lawyer?
The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the better your chances are for receiving the settlement you deserve. By involving us early in the process, we can preserve critical evidence and information that might otherwise be lost. This can include valuable information from the crash site, assessments of your vehicle and more.
We can also ensure that you receive the proper care for your car accident injury as soon as possible. Not every physician has experience dealing with insurance claims, so we can recommend specialists who will thoroughly examine you and properly prepare the documentation you will need.
What Should I Say To The Insurance Company?
As little as possible. Never make a recorded statement without consulting an attorney first. While the circumstances of your car accident may seem straightforward to you, the reality is that insurance companies will twist your words and attempt to pin the blame on you, even if it was clearly not your fault. When you work with us, we will go over all the facts and craft an appropriate response together.
Is It Okay To Post About My Accident On Social Media? Start A Crowdfunding Campaign?
You should keep all public information to an absolute minimum after an accident. While this may be difficult, the reality is that insurance companies will do everything they can do to use this information against you. They can’t use what they don’t have. Certain things may be appropriate depending on the circumstances, but we will tailor your public communications so as not to jeopardize your chances for fair compensation. In the long run, that is what matters most.