Getting into a car crash is never what someone expects to happen to them when they start their day. One second, they might be planning to go to a party or be heading home from work, and the next they’re wondering if they’re going to survive their injuries.

After a serious crash, it’s necessary for you to understand your legal rights and the steps you need to take to stay safe. It’s a priority to call 911 and to have the police and emergency medical technicians come to you. Whether you’ve been involved in a rear-end collision, T-bone accident or another kind of crash, you need to seek medical care. 

What do you need to do after your condition is stabilized?

Depending on your injuries, you or your loved one, like a spouse or parent, may want to reach out to your attorney to start putting together a claim. Your attorney can take on many responsibilities following your collision, such as gathering information about the crash and keeping track of your medical expenses and other financial losses. They’ll work hard to negotiate with the other party’s insurance company so that you receive a settlement offer. If that settlement is too low, your attorney will work to negotiate a higher settlement for you. 

If you find that the other party’s insurance isn’t providing you with a settlement that is enough to cover your losses now and in the future, your attorney can also represent you at trial. That way, you’ll have the best opportunity for seeking a fair amount of compensation from the other party.

Our website has more on seeking compensation after suffering a personal injury. If you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence, you deserve a chance to recover physically and financially.