Despite your own attentiveness and caution when you are on the road, you still have a very high chance of being involved in an auto accident at some point of your travels.
If you have been driven off road by another driver, you have suffered property damages, injuries, and other losses.
You might be able to recoup compensation for your losses by pursuing a personal injury claim against the other driver.
If a driver has run you off the road, he or she has acted negligently. If you can prove negligence, you can have a successful personal injury claim.
What to do at the Scene of an Auto Accident Where You Were Driven Off Road
If you have been driven off road by another vehicle, you should stay on the accident scene. You need to do everything that you can to gather evidence and to protect your rights.
Here are a few tips regarding what to do after being driven off road.
- If injuries are serious, call for an ambulance.
- Call the police. You will want them to come out to the accident scene, investigate, and complete an accident report. You will need a copy of the accident report to accompany your claim.
- Use your smartphone to get photos of the damages and of the accident scene.
- Get statements from any eyewitnesses. Also, be sure they include their names and contact details.
- Give the police officer a statement about what happened, state the facts and not opinions.
What to do After an Auto Accident Where You Were Driven Off Road
After you leave the accident scene, there are a few things that you should do to gather evidence and protect you while you pursue a personal injury claim.
Here are some tips.
- Get checked by a medical professional right away. Establishing medical care right away is imperative for a successful personal injury claim.
- Call your insurance and report the accident. Your insurance company will need to know what happened, even if someone else is at fault.
- Keep copies of medical bills, medical records, prescription receipts, and receipts for medical equipment and devices.
- Have a qualified auto repair shop to give you a written repair estimate for fixing your vehicle.
- Document any missed work and lost wages.
- Get a copy of the accident report.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been driven off road, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in your state. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose.
Your attorney will not be compensated until you get a settlement or judgment for the damages that you suffered in the crash.
Every state does have a statute of limitations, which is a strict time limit, for pursuing a personal injury claim after an accident. If you wait too long, you cannot recover compensation.
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