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How can you protect your rights after an accident?

A motor vehicle accident can change your life and leave you with injuries that are both painful and expensive. In the immediate aftermath of a crash, victims are often unsure of what to do or how they can protect their rights. Knowing what to do can help you avoid problems and give you a better chance of securing the recovery you deserve. 

Connecticut accident victims can do certain things to protect their interests, both at the scene of the accident and in the days and weeks following. You can start acting immediately to shield your interests and start taking steps toward a potential civil claim. No matter the circumstances of your individual accident, it can be helpful to know what to do next and how to navigate what happens next.

What should happen next?

What happens in the moments after an accident matters. If you are physically able to do so, it could be in your interests to do the following things:

  • Call for emergency help
  • Check on others at the accident scene
  • Do not admit fault when speaking to others involved
  • Try to take pictures of the accident scene
  • Get contact information from other drivers, passengers and witnesses
  • Record any information you think may be useful later

It also matters what you do once you leave the accident scene. It is important to contact your insurance company and follow up with any medical needs you may have. This will establish the documentation you may need to validate your claim for compensation for medical bills and physical injuries.

You may find it helpful to remember that insurance companies do not have to keep your best interests in mind. It can be quite complex to navigate the insurance claims process, especially when you are dealing with injuries and weighing other legal options. Fortunately, you do not have to walk through this process alone.

Getting better and moving forward 

If your accident was the result of the reckless and negligent actions of another person, you could have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a civil claim. This may mean you can recoup losses associated with your medical bills, damage to your personal property and more.

Whether you are considering legal action or wondering about how you can get what you need from your insurance company, you may find it beneficial to seek guidance from an experienced personal injury attorney. Seeking an evaluation of your case can help you understand how to move forward.

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