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Personal Injury Lawyer in Kent WA
Serving Auburn, Kent, and Federal Way WA
Accident and Personal Injury Checklist
As a personal injury lawyer in Kent WA, we want you to be as prepared as possible when the worse happens. We understand that at the time of a car accident, emotions run high, it can be hard to get organized or even gather your thoughts. But once you have made sure that everyone is ok, it is important to start gathering the information you need to document the car accident thoroughly. Below is a car accident checklist we have compiled to help you in this situation.
Meet Your Burden of Proof
It is very important that you take time to gather as much information and evidence at the scene of the car accident as possible. This can save you frustrating hours haggling with the insurance company trying to prove your claim.
Protect Yourself After the Accident
If you are involved in a car accident, there are some basic steps that you should follow. These steps will help you at the scene of the accident. They will also help you present a claim for compensation.
- Assess the Situation
- Assist the Injured
- Insist on Calling the Police
- Do Not Move the Vehicles
- Take Pictures (Ask for our free Accident Documentation Kit with camera!)
- Inform the Officer of Your Injuries
- Do Not Admit Fault
- Fill Out an Accident Documentation Booklet
- Obtain Prompt Medical Attention
- File an Accident Report with the State Patrol
- Notify Your Insurance Company
Now What Happens?
Once the car accident has been reported, the insurance companies will have professionals start an investigation. Often the insurance company for the other party will request that you give a recorded statement. You are well advised to speak to an accident attorney before providing such a statement. Although this statement may seem harmless, you must remember that what you say will be used against you.
- Do not settle your claim until your personal injuries have healed.
- Do not sign any type of Release until you are sure you have received a fair settlement.
Resolving Your Claim
If you have been injured, you may be entitled to bring a claim for personal injury. However, to bring a personal injury claim you must be able to prove two things:
- You must prove that the other party was at fault.
- You must prove what damages you sustained.
Your personal injury claim must be well documented in order to pursue an optimum result.
A well-documented claim takes time, persistence, and work. This is where Ayan Law Office, P.S. can help.
Key Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Brain Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Animal Attacks
- Dangerous Property Conditions
- Premises Liability
- Defective Products
- Airbag Injury Claims
- Bad Faith Insurance Claims
- Uninsured Motorists
- Underinsured Motorists
- Insurance Disputes