AREAS OF PRACTICE
At the Bobet Law Firm, our focus is to represent the victims of accidents that have suffered serious personal injury. Our goal is to provide the very best representation to each client and keep them informed throughout all stages of their claim.
SLIP & FALL
What To Do First
The first 5 immediate things to do following an automobile accident.
Make sure you and your loved ones are ok.
Call the police. Statutorily it is required that you contact the local authority and report the accident. Failure to do so can possibly result in the imposition of a fine.
Take photographs and/or video of all vehicles involved. One of the main contentions in an personal injury case is the issue of causation. The insurance adjuster and defense attorneys will always want to argue preexisting injuries or the cause of another type of trauma. Evidence relating to the amount of property damage sustained by not only your vehicle but the other vehicle/vehicles can be persuasive when negotiating a resolution to your claim regarding the issue of causation. There are many occasions when your vehicle may not have visible damage but the other vehicle may have sustained substantial damages. Insurance adjusters and defense attorneys will be advocating for their respective insured/client and will not give you the benefit of the doubt, this is why it is imperative to take photographs and/or videos at the scene of the accident. It is also best to try and get a photograph or video of the entire scene of the accident which may later help to explain how the accident occurred.
If you are injured in an auto accident be sure to consult with a properly license physician within 14 days following the accident in order to preserve your claim under no fault benefits. If you do not seek treatment within the 14 days and be seen by a properly licensed physician as defined by the statue, you will lose any and all entitlement to no fault benefits.
Call the Law Office of Victor M Bobet, PA. It is important to consult an attorney early on the in process, as the insurance companies begin their investigation immediately following the initiation of the claim. They will seek to obtain your recorded statement. Do not give a recorded statement to either your insurance company or the at fault insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney.