Four Things To Do After An Accident

After a serious auto accident, it can be difficult to think clearly. So many things need to be done, yet you're not in a physical or emotional state to deal with it all.

At DiFilippo, Flaherty & Steinhaus, PLLC, we understand your situation and the challenges you face. We are here to help. From our office in East Aurora, we represent injury victims and their families throughout Western New York. Our attorneys have more than 55 years of combined experience, giving us particular insight into what to do after an accident.

Call us at 716-539-9681 for a free consultation, or read our top four recommendations for you:

One — Go To The Doctor

If you suffered a catastrophic injury, you will doubtless end up in the hospital without delay. However, if you suffered a seemingly "minor" injury, you may not think it's necessary to see a physician — but do it anyway. Sometimes injuries don't surface immediately, and sometimes they're worse than you know. You may think you only have whiplash, but it could actually be a spine fracture. Don't take chances. Plus, having medical documentation is critical to building a strong personal injury case.

Did you know? Your auto insurance will cover all the costs associated with your doctor appointment. You don't have to worry about co-pays or out-of-pocket expenses at all. So don't let concerns about money keep you from getting a medical opinion.

Two — Avoid The Insurance Companies

While you should report the accident to your own insurance company, never talk to the other driver's insurance company. Anything you say will be used against you.

If your own insurance company offers you a settlement, be sure to discuss it with a knowledgeable lawyer before accepting it. All insurance companies are notorious for offering the very smallest amount possible. You may potentially deserve far more.

Three — Call One Of Our Lawyers

Getting us involved right away is essential for preserving evidence related to your motor vehicle accident. Plus, the sooner you file your personal injury claim, the sooner we can help you ensure your bills get paid. New York has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, so if you wait too long, you may lose out on your right to pursue compensation.

Four — Get Back To What Matters Most

When you retain DiFilippo, Flaherty & Steinhaus, PLLC, you can leave all your worries in our hands. Our attorneys will handle the legal details. From conducting the investigation to negotiating with the insurance companies, we will do it all. That's our job. Your job is to focus on getting better. That's all you have to think about.

We're only a phone call away, so contact us 24/7 at 716-539-9681 or 716-652-9600 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also reach us online.