The 5 Most Important Things You Must Do RIGHT NOW To Protect Your Rights

The law provides you with valuable rights and benefits BUT THOSE RIGHTS CAN BE LOST by guessing about what needs to be done on your case. Here are what we believe are the 5 most important things you must do right now to protect your rights.

  1. Get medical attention immediately from a doctor you can trust, but not one who has been recommended by an insurance adjuster. If you need help in choosing a doctor, let us know and we will help you find a doctor with the expertise required to treat you for your injuries.
  2. Immediately take pictures of any cuts or bruises you received as a result of the accident. Pictures prove, without a doubt, that you were injured as a result of the accident. Use a 35mm camera or a good digital camera so that you can get good quality pictures.
  3. Do not rent a car with your credit card. Insist that the insurance company provide you with a rental vehicle.
  4. Take pictures of all damaged vehicles as soon as possible (before they are repaired). Use a 35mm camera or a good digital camera so that you can get good quality pictures.
  5. Obtain written or recorded statements from all witnesses who are favorable to you case.

A Few Additional Do's, Don'ts and Cautions

  1. NEVER hire a lawyer referred to you by a stranger.
  2. DO NOT GIVE A STATEMENT TO ANYONE. What you SAY is evidence that can be used against you at a later time.
  3. DO NOT ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT BASED ON THE CONTENTION THAT THERE IS A "STANDARD FORMULA" FOR YOUR TYPE OF ACCIDENT OR INSURANCE CLAIM. There is no "standard formula" that limits the compensation for an injured person!
  4. DO NOT LET FEAR CONTROL YOU - do NOT let fear of having your case drag out for a long period of time, of not getting a car to drive to and from work, of going to court, etc., rob you of the medical care and financial compensation you are entitled to. (We CAN allay your fears and we WILL help show you how to deal with the day-to-day problems that come along with an accident injury.)
  5. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING without appropriate legal advice.
  6. DO NOT PRESUME ANYTHING YOU'VE DONE SO FAR IS IRREVERSIBLE. If you are worried you have made a mistake in handling your case, talking to the insurance company, etc., do NOT let that stop you from obtaining our advice.