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What are Your Next Steps After Being Involved in a Car Accident?

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If you’ve been hurt, there are several steps you need to take to protect your ability to get just and fair compensation for your damages, pain, and suffering.

In Oregon, thousands of people are involved in car accidents every day. Most are fortunately minor, and the police do not get involved. However, a significant number of people on Oregon’s roads will be injured because of another driver’s careless or reckless behavior. At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our experienced car accident lawyer has seen numerous people fall victim to another person’s negligent driving, and we’ve witnessed first-hand the devastation our clients go through when they’ve been hurt in a crash.

Have you been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries? We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today to schedule your free injury consultation. We don’t charge our clients a dime until we get money for their personal injury claim.

What can you do to protect your car accident claim?

When you’re the victim in a car accident, the other driver and their insurance company will do everything they can to prevent you from staking a claim and getting just compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been hurt, there are several steps you need to take to protect your ability to get just and fair compensation for your damages, pain, and suffering.

The negligent driver’s insurance company will try to say that your injuries and damages are not as severe as you claim. We’ve even witnessed insurance companies outright denying any responsibility for an accident and try to pin it on our injured clients. And if you’ve had a previous injury or health condition, the insurance company will say the wreck had no bearing on your pain whatsoever. You’ll want to gather evidence right after a car accident to prevent the insurance company from escaping responsibility.

1. Photographs

It’s a great idea to take photographs of the accident scene, your vehicle, and your injuries if they are visible.

2. Witness Statements

If there were witnesses to the accident, you would want to get their names, phone numbers, and addresses at the scene of the accident. Once you partner with us, we will interview and thoroughly question every witness to the crash.

3. Medical Records

Be sure to gather all of the relevant medical records related to the accident. Emergency room documents, doctors appointment receipts, prescriptions, X-rays and other imaging scans will all help bolster your claim.

4. Document Everything

A lot happens after a car crash. Stress, pain, and medications can all impair your memory and make it hard for you to remember what happened and when. Be sure to document everything in the days following the crash, such as when you saw a doctor if you spoke to the insurance company, and how many days of work you missed after the accident.

After you contact us, we will go to work for you gathering evidence, speaking to your medical team, and interviewing witnesses and collecting expert testimonies. We will also talk to the insurance company on your behalf, so you don’t have to deal with them. Contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today to schedule your free injury consultation.

Call (888) 833-1023 for a FREE case evaluation.

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