After a car accident happens, there are many things that will go through your mind.
How did that happen?
Why wasn’t the other driving paying attention?
Where should I go to get the medical treatment I need?
How will I pay for my medical treatment?
When will I be healthy enough to go back to work?
Who will pay me for my time off work?
The last thing you want to think about is whether you will need to hire an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer. However, please do not neglect this thought. Unbeknownst to you, while you are busy trying to get your life back, the insurance company of the driver who caused your crash is busy trying to find ways to escape its responsibility to you, the injured person. While you are wondering “who will pay my medical bills,” the insurance company is working to say “not us.”
Because the insurance company starts assembling its case against you immediately after your crash, you should enlist the help of an experienced lawyer immediately to work on your behalf to assemble a winning case.
Often the first few days after a crash are vital to putting together a successful case to get you the compensation you deserve. An experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer will immediately:
- Go to the scene of the accident to look for helpful clues or evidence;
- Hire a private investigator to gather helpful facts and evidence;
- Secure surveillance footage of the crash that
was captured by any convenience store, gas station, restaurant or other
commercial enterprise operating near the scene of the crash;
- Speak with the people and witnesses involved in
the crash and get a recorded statement of their perspective on the crash;
- Speak with the police officer or patrolman/woman
who investigated the crash to get a better understanding of what happened; and
- Gather all the available information to help you
get the compensation you deserve.
The insurance company is not waiting. Neither should you.
If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident, please give my office a call to discuss. There is no obligation. The initial consultation is free.And you do not pay an attorney fee unless you get money too.