This area of law covers motor vehicle incidents.
If you or a loved one has been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, contacting an attorney quickly can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Powell Law has experience in the areas of car, truck and motorcycle negligence law. If you’ve been in an auto accident in Missouri, contact Powell Law today.
After an accident, there are steps you should take to protect your health and your rights. At Powell Law, we relentlessly fight for the rights of our clients who have suffered injury, pain, and suffering due to vehicle negligence of another party. Here is what you can do:
1. Seek Immediate Medical Care
Make sure to see to your own injuries and those of your passengers. Keep in mind that the severity of injuries is not always immediately known, and what may appear to be minor can eventually become more serious. Seek emergency or medical care immediately following the accident. A delay may affect your physical health and also be detrimental to your claim.
2. Gather Thorough Information
You must contact the police and have an accident report created to document the facts of the accident as soon as possible. The more information you gather, the better for your case. Your police report should include all relevant information, including (but not limited to) the names, phone numbers and insurance companies of all parties involved in the accident as well as any witnesses to the accident. Be sure to obtain a copy of all your medical records and document any days lost from work.
3. Don’t Discuss the Accident
Avoid having discussions with anyone other than the reporting police officer about the incident – Do NOT admit fault. If you have to deal with the insurance company, say as little as possible. You should never agree to sign any paperwork without obtaining an attorney to advise you. Never agree to provide a recorded statement. Avoid speaking about your case to the media or on social media websites. Information posted online or via-email is not confidential.
4. Take Pictures and/or Video
If you are able, it is extremely important to record your injuries and any property damage to the vehicles at the accident scene. If unable to take any photographs or video, simply draw the positions of the cars involved to the best of your ability.
If you’ve been in an accident, call Powell Law immediately for a case analysis. Let Powell Law fight for your rights.
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