St. Louis Backup Auto Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Missouri Backup Accident?
At the scene of a backup accident, you may be angry, upset, or nervous, but it’s important to maintain a clear state of mind and to gather as much information at the scene as possible. Immediately after a backup accident, report the incident to the police and wait for an officer to arrive. If the other driver claims to be “in a hurry” or offers any other excuse, stand your ground.
What To Do After an Accident in Missouri
It’s a good idea to always keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment so that you can take photos, should a backup accident-or any other accident-occur. Be sure to take as many photos of the incident as possible, and from as many different angles as possible. These photographs can provide your St. Louis car accident attorney with valuable evidence.
If you or anyone involved in a backup collision is injured, call the paramedics and wait for them to arrive. If you are in any pain, don’t be tempted to think that you may not need treatment. Often, injuries that go untreated can lead to more serious medical problems. If you are seriously injured, do not attempt to move, and never attempt to move anyone else who is seriously injured.
If your vehicle is involved in a crash, you will need to notify your insurance company. Make sure that you, as well as any passengers who were in your vehicle at the time of the car crash, have received the care you need from a licensed medical professional. You should also contact a lawyer as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to compensation for not only the physical damage of your car but also your medical bills and pain and suffering. In Missouri, with the assistance of an attorney, you may also be able to file claims for loss of income and/or claims for accidents that resulted from defective vehicles. A Missouri backup car accident attorney can help determine exactly what claims you can make, many of which you may not have realized existed.
Get the Help You Need Today
If you have been injured in a backup collision in Missouri, call me today. As a St Louis injury lawyer, I will be happy to discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have. The call and consultation are both free, and there is no fee unless you recover damages for the personal injuries you sustained.
I can be reached 24 hours a day at (314) 322-8515. You can also contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you during this difficult time.