5 Tips for Maximizing Your Financial Recovery After a Car Accident in Denver
If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, securing financial compensation will be an important part of the recovery process. Your current medical bills and lost wages may represent only a small fraction of your total losses; and, to make sure the consequences of the accident are no greater than necessary, you need to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.
In order to protect your right to just compensation, there are some important steps you should try to take as soon as possible.
Steps to Take After an Auto Accident in Denver
1. Take Photos at the Scene, at the Hospital and at Home
Any photos you are able to take with your phone could become key evidence in your claim for financial compensation. Try to take as many photos as possible of the scene of the accident, the damage to each vehicle, any damage to your clothing and personal items, and your accident-related injuries.
2. Start Taking Notes
Information is the key to success in an auto accident claim. The more information you have about what happened and how your injuries impact your life, the more likely you are to recover full compensation for your injury-related losses. After an accident, it is a good idea to take notes about things such as:
- Any details you remember about the accident
- The dates and times of your doctors’ appointments
- Your doctors’ names and the names of the facilities where you receive treatment
- Days you miss from work due to your injuries
- Any other ways your injuries impact or interfere with your life
3. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice (or Seek a Second Opinion, if Necessary)
Hopefully, you saw a doctor immediately after your accident. If not, you should see one right way. Follow your doctor’s advice closely; or, if you believe that you may have received bad medical advice, try to seek a second opinion promptly.
4. Keep the Details to Yourself
Being involved in an auto accident is a big deal, and you will most likely want to talk to your family and friends. But, for now, you should keep the details to yourself. You do not want the insurance companies to try to use your loved ones as witnesses against you, and you do not want them to find information they can use against you online.
5. Contact a Local Car Accident Attorney
An experienced local attorney will be able to help you avoid these and other mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery. You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible, and you should come to your initial consultation prepared with a list of questions so that you can make an informed decision about your legal representation. When it comes to protecting your rights after a car accident, your choice of legal representation matters, and you should choose the attorney who you believe gives you the best chance to maximize your financial recovery.
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If you would like to speak with one of the experienced auto accident lawyers at Levine Law, please contact our Denver law offices for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach us 24/7, so call 303-333-8000 or send us your contact information online now.