Be Prepared In Case Of An Accident

You never know when an accident is going to happen, but you do have to be ready with a plan for when it does. In my 25 years of practice, I have had clients throughout Connecticut come to me with problems that are larger than they should be because they did not know what to do. To help you, here is a short guide so you can put yourself in the best position.

Immediately After An Accident

When the accident first happens, you have to keep yourself calm. Yes, it is frightening, and you may be dealing with injuries, but if you are not in immediate danger, you want to take the initiative:

  • Call the police: Be the one who calls the police. Do not leave it to the other driver or to a bystander. Wait for them to get there, and get a copy of the police report.
  • Gather information: This means speaking to the other driver or drivers and making sure you get their insurance and contact information.
  • Take pictures: Almost everyone has a phone capable of taking photos at this point. Use it. Take pictures of the scene and the damage as soon as you can.
  • Seek treatment: Just because you can wait for treatment does not mean you do not need it. Get your injuries examined by medical professionals as soon as possible after an accident.

As Time Moves Forward

After the accident is over and you have received medical treatment, it is time to contact your insurer. You may even be contacted by the other driver's insurance company asking you for details. Every detail that the insurance companies require should come from your lawyer. It protects you legally and allows you to focus on getting back to your everyday life.

I Care About What Happened To You

At my firm, the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I make a point of learning about every client who comes to me. It allows me to be the attorney they need for the problem they are facing.

For a free consultation, call me at my Stamford office at 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110, or email me.

I can meet you in a hospital or your home if necessary. I also offer weekend appointments. You will never owe me any fees unless I recover compensation for you.