What To Do At The Scene Of An Accident
There are 100,000 serious traffic accidents each year in Hawaii, of which 150 are fatal. Nearly 12,000 people are injured in our state each year. With these many accidents putting so much at stake, it is important to know what to do if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident.
As the founding attorney of Law Offices of Jan M. Weinberg, I assist clients to understand the legal steps to take after a car accident or another motor vehicle accident. Here is a suggested car accident procedure list.
10 Important Steps To Take After A Car Accident
- Stay at the scene
- Check on drivers and passengers
- Call 911 or point to someone at the scene and tell them to call
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the involved party/parties
- Talk to witnesses
- Inform your insurance company
- Keep track of your medical treatment
- Take pictures
- Get a property damage valuation
- Don’t discuss the accident except with your attorney
Additionally, you may wish to get a copy of the police report. If you have serious injuries, you should consult with an attorney who has an established reputation in personal injury. Remember that injuries are not always evident right away. Some victims experience pain, range of movement issues, and spine and back problems days, even weeks after an accident.
Insurance companies answer to their stockholders, not you. They seldom offer what a claim is worth. Having a personal injury attorney is important to ensure that you have someone representing your interests to ensure that you obtain the recovery you deserve. You don’t have to face the insurance companies alone. I have helped thousands of people recover millions in compensation and get on with their lives. I can help you, too.
Put Decades Of Successful Representation To Work For You
If you or someone you care about has been injured, it is in your best interest to protect and pursue your right to compensation. If you are unsure if you have a case, call me, Jan Weinberg, and I will candidly answer your questions. As a personal injury lawyer in Honolulu for more than three decades, I have successfully represented thousands of victims of motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
When you meet with me, you can count on getting treated with dignity and respect. I will provide an honest assessment of your case and will explain why. I never lose sight of the personal impact that accidents have on my clients. I want to minimize worry wherever possible. I stay in close communication throughout my representation to monitor their recovery.