When an accident has occurred, it is important to call the police. The individual at fault may offer to handle the damages privately. You need to know that without a police report on file, you may not even be able to prove that the accident occurred. It is in your best interest to call the police to document the facts of the collision. Do not accept responsibility for the accident. It is the responsibility of the police to determine who is at fault.
When the officer is filling out the report, it is important to notify him of your injury even if it is minor so that it will be included in the report. In that way, if the injury is serious and you are not yet aware of its magnitude, there is documentation.
When offered medical attention, do not deny it. The police see accidents every day and the people that are affected. They are in a more objective position to determine if you should be checked out by a doctor. Failure to agree to medical check up may impact your case negatively with insurance companies. Also for your well-being, it is important that a physician checks you out.
When an insurance company requests a written or recorded statement, politely decline until you contact this personal injury attorney, Peyton B. Burkhalter Law to evaluate the merits of your case and determine the best way to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Peyton B. Burkhalter Law
2540 Severn Ave #129
Metairie, LA 70002