Anchorage Auto Accident Attorney
Assisting You with Every Aspect of Your Claim
After an auto accident, the most important issue is your safety. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are incredibly stressful and you may immediately begin worrying about insurance companies and financial stresses. However, you should first ensure your own well-being before thinking about these other issues.
Only once you haven taken care of your own health should you begin taking steps to deal with your auto insurance claim. The first thing you should do when starting this process is contact an attorney.
At Banker Law Group, P.C., we assist clients with the following types of auto accident claims:
Whether you were hit by a careless driver or were severely injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle, our Anchorage auto accident attorney can help.
What to Do If You Are Involved in an Auto Accident
After an accident, many motorists are understandably shaken up. However, after first ensuring that you and everyone else involved in the accident are okay, there are a few necessary steps you should take.
At the scene of the accident:
- If you are not being transported by ambulance, you should always stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive.
- Call 9-1-1 and report the auto accident to the Anchorage Police Department.
- Follow the advice of the dispatcher regarding whether to move your vehicle out of the way of traffic.
For every driver, use your cell phone to capture:
- Phone number;
- Driver’s license number;
- Insurance information; and
- License plate information.
- Get names and phone numbers for any witnesses to the car accident.
You will also be speaking with law enforcement, medical professionals, and possibly your insurance company while at the scene of the accident. During these interviews, it is helpful to be brief, honest, and straightforward.
When it comes to receiving medical attention, don’t turn down help. Even if you believe you are not injured, you should be checked by any medical personnel at the scene. With adrenaline surging, most people do not feel the full impact of the crash, and injuries can sometimes take up to a week to appear.
When Anchorage police officers arrive at the scene, they will ask about the accident. When answering these questions, you need to be calm and provide truthful answers. Again, it is helpful to be brief, honest, and straightforward.
You will need to call your own insurance company and report the auto accident. You can do this at the scene of the accident or shortly thereafter. Again, it is helpful to be brief, honest, and straightforward. Don’t guess.
Filing an Auto Accident Claim
Once you have left the scene of the accident, one of the first things you should do is contact an Anchorage auto accident attorney. The more time you give your attorney, the more evidence they will be able to gather. If you wait to contact an attorney, some of the evidence from the crash, may be gone. This is the case when your injuries have healed or you have had your car or motorcycle repaired.
In the days and weeks following the accident, be sure to do the following:
- Be diligent about keeping track of your injuries and medical expenses
- Follow the advice of your doctor
- Keep all receipts and crash-related medical bills
- Keep a journal detailing your efforts to get better
- Keep track of all telephone conversations with insurance adjusters by taking detailed notes
An Anchorage Auto Accident Attorney Who Can Help
Banker Law Group has an experienced Anchorage personal injury lawyer that can help with any auto accident claim and insurance claim. Our team understands the insurance claim process and can help you work to get the compensation you deserve following your accident.
Call us today at (907) 312-2006 for a free legal consultation.
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