What to Do After a Car Accident Injury
Whenever you are putting together a car accident case, you must be sure you are doing your best to legitimize your case. That will allow you to do all you need to get payments for your case. These cases may cover your injuries, vehicle damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. With this in mind, you should understand some points that will allow you to do your best when setting up your case.
#1: Get An Accident Report On The Record
When dealing with any accident claim, you must understand that it will typically be your word against the other party’s. For this, the more hard evidence that you get, the better. In terms of compiling evidence, one of the best things you can do is call 911 and get an accident report on the record. During this accident report, law enforcement officials will block off the area so that traffic can commence, as they also note all of the important information leading to the arrest. They will also take statements, and you will have the opportunity to get the contact information of witnesses.
You must drastically limit what you say to the other party during this timeframe since anything you say can be used against you in court. It means that even saying something simple as “I’m sorry” can be considered an admission that you caused the accident and that the other driver is not liable. Do not say anything other than essential information without a lawyer present.
#2: Stay Within The Statute Of Limitations
When putting together a case, it is also essential that you realize and stay within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations refers to when you can take another person to court for an accident claim. Each state has its statutes, so you will need to research the statute of limitations for car accidents in your state. This way, you and your lawyer can put together the best case and follow through with it, whether it ends in court or with out-of-court negotiations. That is critical to the success of your case.
Here is an example of the statute of limitations you need to know NRS 11.010
#3: Hire A Legal Professional
Finally, know when it is time to hire a pro. Many professionals are trained for years at tripping you up in out-of-court settlements and negotiations. Sometimes, the best thing to have on your side is a team of legal professionals who can speak for you. That will give you the firepower to put your best foot forward with the case while limiting and eliminating potential legal pitfalls.
Follow these three points of information for the best success.
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