Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Insight from a Seasoned Billings Car Accident Attorney
What should I do if I have been involved in a car accident?
When you are involved in a car accident, first see if anyone sustained
serious injury and call for an ambulance, if needed. It is strongly advisable
to retain as much information surrounding the accident as possible because
it could be helpful when seeking compensation.
What information should I record?
Exchange information with other drivers involved, recording their name,
insurance, and contact information. It is also recommended to obtain contact
information from any witnesses who can offer an outside perspective of
the accident. Also, record the location of the accident as well as the
time and date. Take photos of the car accident and other vehicles involved.
Should I contact the police?
Yes. It is strongly recommended to contact the police immediately after
a car accident has occurred, even if the damages seem minor. By contacting
the police, a police report will be filed and on record. If your injuries
and damages worsen overtime, having a record on file can help you when
your pursue compensation at a later time.
What is driver negligence?
Some examples of driver negligence include the following:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Lack of maintenance to vehicle
- Failing to signal
- Failing to yield
- Drunk driving
What compensation am I entitled to?
If you sustained damages or injury due a third party member’s negligence,
you could be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation,
lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, as well as pain and suffering.
Should I hire a car accident attorney?
It is highly recommended to obtain a seasoned Billings car accident attorney
immediately following an accident. A legal advocate can get started on
your case, gathering fresh information of the accident, and help point
you in the right direction to ensure you recover maximum compensation.
If you have been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to
contact Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC for sound legal counsel right away.