A "minor" car accident is not always as insignificant as it may originally appear. Even a simple fender-bender is capable of causing whiplash as well as other neck and back injuries. In many cases victims of a car accident will not notice his or her car accident-related injuries until days or weeks later after the initial shock has worn off. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, it is in your best interests to obtain legal representation immediately.
Do not discuss the accident with any other party before consulting with your lawyer. Do not admit guilt or give any indication that you may be at fault. Simply give your report to the responding officer and exchange contact information with the other parties. We also recommend you gather contact information from witnesses as their testimonies may be key in proving your claim. As soon as possible after your accident, be sure to see your doctor and get yourself checked out for any internal injuries or other accident-related pains you may be experiencing.
Another reason you need to obtain legal counsel is that there have been cases wherein the victim of a car accident has suddenly found him- or herself ineligible to pursue damages as the liable driver has decided to turn the tables and place the blame on the victim. The other driver's insurance company may even attempt to deny your claim or lessen the settlement amount for the purpose of protecting their client and maintaining their bottom line. Insurance companies are not usually eager to pay out settlements so do expect that they will offer a reasonable settlement. Our lawyers fight hard against fraudulent claims and insurance companies acting in bad faith.
As the victim of a car accident, we believe you deserve to be compensated for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. We are here to help you protect yourself against any potential claims of negligence and to give you the best chance at recovering the compensation you deserve. Even if your injuries are minor we strongly advise you waste no time in seeking legal counsel.
Contact the Law Offices of John R. Discavage, PA so that you can discuss the matter with a Frederick personal injury lawyer in a no-obligation consultation. Let us review your case and advise you on how to obtain the most optimum results. You really have nothing to lose.