Personal injuries take many forms, and the consequences of them range from serious to catastrophic. What every type of injury has in common, however, is that the incident occurred due to another party’s negligence, recklessness, or even deliberate action.
The Roanoke personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills fight hard to protect your rights and hold those responsible liable for the harm they caused. Over the past 50 years, our dedicated attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We can get you the maximum compensation.
What to Do After an Accident
If you are involved in an accident, it is critical to document it. Of course, if you are seriously hurt, this may not be possible. However, if you are able, use your smartphone to photograph the scene. Write down or record what happened, obtain the contact information of any witnesses, and finally, write down or record their statements. Photograph injuries to the best of your ability.
If the accident involved motor vehicles, file a police report, always seek prompt medical attention, even if you do not initially think you were badly hurt. Some injuries may not appear right away, especially when your adrenalin is pumping. If you do not go to the emergency room, see an urgent care physician or contact your doctor as soon as possible.
What Not to Do After an Accident
Never admit fault for the accident, even if you think you are responsible. An investigation may show that circumstances that you were unaware of may have been the primary cause. Do not post statements on social media or share photos of the scene.
The other party’s insurance company may contact you soon after the incident. Never agree to a settlement with an insurer before speaking with a personal injury attorney. Keep in mind that an insurance adjuster wants to settle a claim for as little as possible. That is their insurance business model. Once a settlement amount is agreed upon, there is no re-negotiation.
What may seem like a generous settlement amount on the surface may end up as far too little for the long-term rehabilitation and loss of work you may endure. A personal injury attorney knows a fair settlement amount and your overall prognosis.
Contact Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one sustained a serious personal injury due to the actions or inactions of another person or party, you need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer at Rutter Mills. Call us today to arrange a free consultation or contact us online. Our firm has earned many legal accolades and recognitions, including Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. An attorney reviews your case and advises you regarding your legal options. There is never a fee unless we win.
When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake - but so does the insurance company. Walking into the court room with a serious lawyer makes all the difference. Watch our video to learn more about Rutter Mills. Your lawyer matters.
“Nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than being hurt or ill. And nobody likes to ask for help. But when you need it most, we’re at our best. We give our clients the confidence and support they need to know they’ll be taken care of – that they’ll get the best outcome possible, even in the face of a very bad situation.”
– Brother Rutter