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Car Accident Claim Lawyers

 

It’s a cruel irony that one of the most challenging times of your life can also be a time when you are required to work quickly and efficiently in order to preserve options for your financial future. If you have had a car accident you may be in pain, both physically and emotionally.  You will need to enlist help from a firm that features car accident claim lawyers fairly quickly so that you can begin the process of claiming insurance benefits, and explore the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against the person responsible for the accident.

 

Checklist of Tasks

 

Immediately following a motor vehicle accident, there are some things that should happen. In case of an accident:

 

·       Call 911 for help.

·       Get contact information and insurance information from the other driver(s).

·       Get contact information from any witnesses to the accident, and from people who arrived first on the scene after the accident occurred.

·       Even if you feel all right, let first responders check you out. If they want to treat you, let them. If they suggest going to the hospital, go. Sometimes the adrenaline that is produced following an accident masks symptoms; other times victims are in denial about symptoms. However, resist falling prey to the idea that you are "fine” and let medical personnel do a thorough job. Refusing treatment at the scene undermines your ability to claim benefits later.

·       If you are able, take photos of the accident.

·       Talk to police who arrive on the scene if you are able.

·       If you have been treated by medical personnel and released, but begin feeling odd, go back to the emergency room. Don’t dismiss symptoms. Serious injuries may manifest several hours after a car accident.

·       Report the accident to your insurance company.

·       See your own family doctor as soon as you can, so that he/she can begin monitoring your progress.

·       If you are advised to take time off work, do so.

 

Finding the Right Lawyer

 

If you or a member of your family has been injured, call a car accident claim lawyer. There are many law firms that focus on the area of personal injury law. Of these, most include a number of car accident lawyers. The sooner you have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, the better, but you’ll want to make sure that you choose someone you can trust, and with whom you can communicate well.

 

Look at websites and see if there are any law firms that have aspects that appeal to you. Some firms are large, others are smaller boutique operations. Some practice in several different areas of law, others focus just on personal injury law. In Toronto, with one of the most diverse populations in the world, some offer services in several different languages.

 

Once you’ve chosen a firm, ask for a consultation with a lawyer. Make a list of questions, and don’t be afraid to ask them. Be ready to provide copies of medical records and other paperwork to the lawyer. Contact a firm that features car accident lawyers, and explore your options for compensation.