Learn what to do if your car has been involved in an accident without a driver.
What to do when you are involved in a car accident without a driver
If you are involved in a car accident without a driver and your car is damaged, the first thing you should do is to call 911. If your injuries are severe, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you chose not to call 911 and have other damages that exceed your liability limits, you need an attorney.
In this situation, you are in charge of your own ability to get medical care after a car accident. There are three main approaches:
1) Go to the hospital on your own2) Call an ambulance3) Hire a lawyer
What to do if the police were involved
A personal injury attorney can help if you were involved in an auto accident with the police. They can file a claim for your injuries and work to get you compensated for your damages.
If you feel the police were involved with your car accident, it is unlikely that you will be able to settle the case without hiring an attorney. Your best option to ensure that you can get what you deserve in your car accident case is to hire a lawyer that specializes in auto accident cases.
What to do after an accident with no injuries
If you have been in a car accident with no injuries, the first thing to do is to get out of the car and be safe. Don’t forget that police and emergency services may still be on the scene. If you are in an accident with injuries, see a doctor immediately.
After an accident where you do not suffer any injuries, it is important that you take the necessary steps to get your insurance company to cover the cost of their repairs.
How much you can be awarded for pain and suffering
One of the most important factors in determining how much money you can expect to receive for your pain and suffering following an auto accident is whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt and if your seatbelt saved your life. There are present laws in Oregon that provide for a maximum award of $50,000. If a higher award is guaranteed, please contact us immediately so we can begin to work on your case.
If you’re hurt and your car collided with someone else, crashes into a tree or another object and it resulted in serious injury, you may be able to collect compensation for pain and suffering as well. That’s because federal law includes injury claims in car accidents as part of the general personal injury protection (PIP) coverage that is included on all auto insurance policies.
The importance of photographs of the damage
What most people do when they’re at the scene of an auto accident is to snap a few pictures of the damage. While it’s important to take a lot of pictures because you never know what kind of evidence might be helpful later on, it’s also very important to hire an attorney because you will want one who will work hard and fight for your rights.
We’re all familiar with the slogan “a picture is worth a thousand words.” That’s because pictures are powerful. They are the document that tells a compelling and moving story to both sides of a dispute. Therefore, when it comes to proving liability for an auto accident, photographs of the damage are incredibly important.