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What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident?

At The Moore Law Firm, we understand that in the immediate aftermath of an auto collision you may easily forget to perform certain necessary tasks, especially if you have been injured. There are pertinent items that must be taken care of to protect your rights and help your personal injury case later down the road. It is strongly encouraged that you remember to do the following after an accident:

  1. Always seek medical help. Before you do anything else, call 911 immediately so that medical professionals can come assess the situation. Even if it appears that you and everyone else involved is without a scratch, it is wise to have someone else take a look as you may have internal injuries.
  2. Call the police. It does not matter how the accident happened or what the other driver(s) try to tell you, always contact law enforcement. They can write up a detailed police report that may be valuable when putting together a personal injury case later down the road. Additionally, if the other driver was at all under the influence during the accident, the police officer can test them and make note of this fact. Liability can be difficult to prove, but with a written third party report from police you should have additional evidence in your favor.
  3. Get a lawyer. Even if you think you can do it by yourself, it is always a smart decision to obtain an attorney. Not only can a qualified legal professional negotiate with your insurance provider to get you the claim amount you truly deserve, they can handle all of the stressful legal procedures from start to finish.

Get in touch with the Cincinnati car accident attorneys at The Moore Law Firm for over 40 years of combined legal experience. We will gladly provide you with a free, confidential consultation, or if you prefer you can fill out our risk-free case evaluation form. Do not hesitate, but contact our office today to learn more and get on the road towards financial recovery from your car accident!

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