Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying and confusing experience, but one thing to keep in mind is that victims of a car accident in the State of New Hampshire have legal options. After an auto accident, your adrenaline may be rushing and you may not notice any immediate injuries, but it is essential that you go to the hospital after you have been involved in a car accident. That being said, exactly what steps should you take after a car accident? Unless you are seriously injured, of course, you should take the following steps after a car accident:
- “Document the name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number and insurance information of the other driver;
- Write down the make, model, and license plate number of each car involved;
- Collect the name, address and phone number of any witness who observed the accident. Oftentimes, witness information is critical to establishing fault;
- Find out the investigating police officer’s name and ask how to obtain a copy of the police report; and
- If possible, photograph the accident scene or draw a diagram of how the accident happened along with the final resting places of the vehicles, before they are moved or towed from the scene.”
Medical Attention After an Auto Accident
It is extremely common for insurance companies to deny claims after a car accident. It is also common for at-fault drivers to refute any charges brought against them. That is why if you have been injured in a car accident in New Hampshire it is crucial that you follow the steps above to ensure that you will receive your rightful compensation. Most importantly, even if you are not sure that you have been injured, or you do not think that your injuries are serious, immediate medical attention should be sought. There are a couple of reasons you seek immediate medical attention after an auto accident:
- An early diagnosis and treatment afford a better opportunity for complete recovery.
- If you leave the scene of the accident and begin to feel the effects of an injury a few days later, insurance may argue that the injury was not a cause of the accident and deny the claim.
- Going to the hospital immediately after a car accident will produce official medical records that your personal injury attorneys can use in court to show the extent of the injuries that you have suffered due to the car accident.
Seeking Compensation for Personal Injuries After an Auto Accident in New Hampshire
There are several different ways in which you may seek compensation after you have been injured in a car accident. In New Hampshire, at-fault drivers can be held liable for the injuries and damages they cause. Medical bills, physical pain, and loss of work can certainly start to weigh on a person and you are not alone. The highly experienced and skilled personal injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. know how to pursue fair compensation for serious injuries. Call us today for a free injury consultation!