Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
Many people find out the hard way that dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is next to impossible without the help of experienced personal injury lawyers. Since 1987 the personal injury lawyers at Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith have been helping car accident victims in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington. We have gained a reputation for success based on our core values of professional excellence, personal integrity and outstanding service to our clients and the community.
Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against the hard-working person who doesn’t know the rules of the game when it comes to the courts and the law. With our law firm on your side, the odds turn in your favor.
What To Do After a Car Accident
Our personal injury lawyers in Manassas recommend that you receive proper medical attention. Even if you think you escaped the crash with only minor injuries, you need to consult a doctor to rule out any major complications that may arise. Do not put it off for even one or two days because:
• You need to be sure you haven’t suffered a more serious injury than you realize. Life-threatening internal injuries may not be immediately apparent and medical professionals need to examine you.
• Delaying medical attention runs the risk of the insurance company trying to claim that your injuries did not come from the car accident, but occurred during the time between the accident and when you visited the doctor.
Do not say anything or sign anything with the insurance company before you have spoken with your personal injury lawyer. Insurance adjusters will try almost anything to manipulate a low settlement, including trying to take a statement from you at the accident site while you may still be in shock, or calling you at home shortly after the accident.
Make sure you file a police report. It will not be admissible in court, but it can give you leverage in negotiating your claim. Keep a copy to help you keep your story straight when you need to repeat it in the days ahead.
Report the accident to your insurance company. Be clear and concise and stick to the facts. You’ll need to tell your story many times and consistency is vital, so the more basic you can keep it, the better. Never try to editorialize it or embellish it. Keep it simple and factual, and just say what happened.
Finally, to protect your rights, contact one of our personal injury lawyers who serve accident victims in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.
Discover Your Full Legal Options And Protections
Please contact us through email, or call our office at 703-361-0776 for quick response and to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all accident cases on a contingency fee basis, and we look forward to speaking with you about your unique situation.
Personal injury lawyers in Manassas serving all of Northern Virginia.