Auto Accident FAQs
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 5, 2021
Auto accidents are a major public health concern. According to the Association for Safe International Travel, approximately 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. An additional 4.4 million people require medical attention for accident-related injuries. Road crashes cost the U.S. more than $380 million in direct medical costs.
After an auto accident, you may be wondering what your options are. The experienced Ohio car accident lawyers at Elk & Elk are here to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
On this page, we have compiled a list of common questions about auto accidents.
What steps should I take right after an accident?
- Call 911 so that a police officer can make an official report.
- Get medical treatment, even if your injuries seem minor.
- Document the scene of the accident by taking pictures.
- Get the name, license plate number, phone number and insurance information of the other party. If there are any witnesses, get their contact information, too.
- Do not speak to insurance companies. Instead, contact an attorney who can advise you about your rights.
If you suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, contact us today. We are available 24/7/365 and invite you to talk with our lawyers to learn how we can help. Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO.
Should I get a medical exam after an accident?
Yes. You should always consult a doctor, even if you do not think you are injured. Many injuries, such as those to the brain, are not visible to the naked eye. A medical professional can perform a complete exam to assess your physical and emotional state.
What if I can’t work because of my injuries?
Many injuries can prevent you from working, causing you to lose wages. You may need to seek compensation for lost wages.
Do I need an attorney following a car accident?
Insurance companies do not care whether you receive enough money to cover your damages. They want to protect their own bottom line. It is crucial to work with an attorney to protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation.
Elk & Elk’s Ohio car accident lawyers have more than 50 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident claims. Just as important, we have a proven track record of success in obtaining compensation for our injured clients.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, we can help get the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or complete our brief online contact form to set up your free consultation.