4 Steps To Follow Immediately After An Accident

Kustell Law Group, LLP, has successfully represented accident survivors and their family members since 1973. Far too many of our clients have turned to us after their insurance companies have extended low settlement offers or have rejected their claims.

You cannot predict when a motor vehicle collision or slip-and-fall accident will occur. However, you can prepare your post-accident response so that you can establish a strong personal injury claim.

Following These Steps Will Help You Protect Your Claim

  1. Record as much evidence as possible. If you are not suffering serious injuries, take this time to photograph the accident scene, including hazards and posted warnings. Record the names of witnesses and try to obtain their accounts of the incident. Take pictures of your injuries and any property damage.
  2. Involve law enforcement. Although it may appear that the damage is slight, it is important to involve law enforcement. The police report that is filed after your accident can be used to support your claims should the at-fault party change his or her story at a later time.
  3. Seek medical care. The damage caused by soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or nerve damage may not appear immediately after your accident. Documenting the medical treatment you have received may strengthen your personal injury claim.
  4. Talk to an attorney before speaking with a claims adjuster. Claims adjusters act in their companies' best interests, not yours. They employ tactics to reduce their companies' obligations to injury victims. Our lawyers are familiar with these strategies. We can answer all accident-related questions the claims adjuster poses and avoid compromising your claim.

Our personal injury firm does not represent New York insurance companies. We advocate for Erie County families harmed by others' negligent acts. You can be certain that we will act according to your best interests always.

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