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What to Expect After an Accident

As careful of a person you may be, there is still a good chance that you will experience a car accident at one point in your life. In the event of a crash, there are certain things you must learn to do next in order to get the best outcome possible, especially if you suffer any injuries.

Although accidents can be overwhelming and scary, the following are several things you should be aware of after a car collision:

  • The most important thing is your health. Whether you sustained a minor or serious injury after a crash, you must seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of several injuries, such as whiplash, may take hours, days, or weeks to fully develop, which is why it is important to see a doctor right away.
  • The insurance company is not on your side. Whether you seek financial compensation for your damages and injuries through your own insurance company or the at-fault party’s provider, their goal is to only look out for their own best interests. They will look for any possible way to undermine your opportunities for compensation. So when you speak with them, only disclose the minimum amount of information possible to file a claim.
  • The insurance company will offer you a settlement. The insurance company will most likely offer a small amount of money and ask you to sign a document. Remember, if you accept the money, you will lose all rights to seek additional compensation if future medical concerns arise. Do not sign anything until you speak with an experienced attorney.

If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in Georgia, request a free consultation with our Woodstock personal injury lawyers at The Warlick Firm, PC today.