After an accident, you will have your police report, as long as you filed one, and you will have information that you gathered at the scene of the accident. In the event of accidents that required emergency services and hospitalization, it may have taken you some time to get this information. You may have already had to rely on the help of a car accident attorney to get some of that information for your case. Attorneys, as well as insurance companies, need to investigate the accident so they can conclude who really was at fault for the accident in the first place.
The car accident attorney and insurance company will want to have copies of the information you have. The more information the better. They will likely contact the other driver, and they will speak to the other witnesses that were at the site of the accident and who can help to shed light on what happened. They will also want to sign medical release forms so they can see your medical records. Of course, this is only necessary for those who went to the doctor after the accident. Even in the event of a small collision, it is a good idea to go to the doctor to get checked out as soon as possible. Injuries can manifest days after the accident.
Some people do not choose to use the help of a car accident attorney after an accident, simply believing that the insurance companies can work everything out for them. Keep in mind that the insurance companies are trying to minimize the amount they have to pay, and they may not offer you the real help you need. Get an attorney to look at your case. Call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today so they can examine your accident and make sure you have fair treatment.