What You Should Do if You Are Involved in a Car Accident in Connecticut
Our Stamford lawyers advise you on steps you should take after a crash
The moments following a car accident can leave you upset and stunned. What you do during the aftermath can affect your physical and legal recovery. Having a plan of action in place can help you take the steps necessary to protect your health and your legal rights.
The Pickel Law Firm, LLC was founded to assist injured clients in Norwalk, Stamford and surrounding communities. During our more than 65 years of combined practice, our personal injury attorneys have composed a list of helpful information to guide you in making decisive, rational decisions after your car accident in Connecticut.
Seek medical care for your injuries
Do not hesitate to call 911 for emergency medical care if someone is severely injured. You should seek non-emergency medical attention as soon as possible. Symptoms of serious injury may not manifest right away and the longer you wait for medical treatment, the greater the possibility of permanent disability.
Protecting your rights and preserving evidence
Preserving evidence at the scene can help you build a successful personal injury case and protect yourself from allegations of wrongdoing. Some actions you can take to collect useful evidence include:
- Obtain a police report with details about the accident
- Cooperate with law enforcement, but do not consent to search of your car or admit liability
- Exchange insurance and license information with the other driver
- Take photographs of the accident scene, your car and other vehicles involved in the crash
- Get witnesses’ names and contact information
- Save receipts for medical treatments and mechanics’ repairs
Consult a personal injury attorney right away
Connecticut imposes a strict statute of limitations on filing claims in personal injury and property damage cases. If you fail to meet this deadline, you forfeit your rights to recover full and fair compensation. In addition, important evidence may be lost or destroyed over time and so it is to your benefit to conduct an investigation of your crash soon after it occurs. It is critical to contact a law firm such as The Pickel Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible to assist you in building your case properly.
Learn more about creating a plan of action in advance for a motor vehicle crash in Connecticut
For more do’s and don’ts after your Connecticut car collision, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our lawyers advise our personal injury clients on contingency. If your injury prevents you from travelling to our Stamford office, we make home and hospital visits. Hablamos español.