Springfield Car Accident Lawyer
ROB LEVINE, SPRINGFIELD CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
HURT IN AN CAR ACCIDENT? GET AN ATTORNEY
There are few sounds more frightening than screeching tires. It can only mean one thing… somebody just crashed, or almost did. Because we all know that auto accidents often lead to severe injuries (or worse), just the thought of it can make a person tense. Be prepared. Program (774) 322-9440 into your phone in order to have fast legal help available at the touch of a button.
HOW AN EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER CAN HELP
Maybe you haven’t been hurt in a car accident yet, but your day may come. An auto accident can happen at any time, and of course, you won’t be expecting it. In fact, in 2010 there were over 33,000 fatal car accidents in the U.S. alone, which caused over ¼ of all accidental deaths that year. While there are many things you can do to avoid these accidents, from putting your phone down to simply accepting that there will be traffic, they are still happening, and any given day, you could become a victim.
Our Springfield car accident lawyer can help determine the best way to proceed in order for you to get the justice you deserve. We work hard to make sure that you and your rights are protected.
A SPRINGFIELD CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER OFFERS HELP
What will you do if that unfortunate time comes? Given that there is a car accident on average once every 15 minutes in this country, that time could be sooner rather than later – and there won’t be time to think about it then. It is important to have an experienced Springfield car accident lawyer by your side. With the right representation you can:
-Claim lost wages from time missed at work
-Receive compensation to pay medical bills
-Ensure that the insurance company covers what you paid for
TALK TO AN ATTORNEY AFTER YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT
Your consultation only takes a few minutes, is always kept confidential, and it’s FREE. Call Rob Levine & Associates.
Injury or accident case
- Dial 911 and report the accident. Let them know if there are any injuries and always request a rescue if you are injured.
- Never move your vehicle prior to the police arriving.
- If you are able to exit your vehicle, take pictures of the accident scene from a distance so that you can see all of the vehicles involved and all of the vehicles in one picture. Then take close-up pictures of each vehicle involved. Make sure to include the damage, license plate of the vehicle, and a picture of the driver.
- If there is a witness to the accident, ask them to wait for the police to arrive so they can give a statement. If they cannot wait, ask if you can take a picture of their identification and then include a picture of them holding their identification that you can read.
- Once the police arrive, make a statement as to how the accident occurred. Ensure that the police talk to the witness and takes their statement as well. If the witness left prior to the police arrival, show the police officer a picture of the witness and their identification, making sure that, on the police report, they are noted as a witness that had to leave before his arrival.
- If you are injured, never refuse medical treatment by rescue personnel. Be transported by rescue to the nearest hospital to get medical treatment.
- You and the other driver can agree to follow each other and meet at the police department to make a report.
- If you are not going to meet at the police department to make a report, you should exchange the following information to include a copy of their license, motor vehicle registration, insurance card, a picture of their license plate, and a picture of the other driver. Remember, you should have documented photos of the scene of the accident and damages to vehicles as well.
- If you are involved in a bus accident and you are injured, make sure either you or someone else has dialed 911 to request a rescue as well as the police to document the accident.
- The bus driver should be creating a list of all the passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Ensure that your name is written on the list, then take a picture of the list and the bus driver holding the list.
- Ensure you receive a receipt showing proof that you were on the bus. Take a picture of the receipt to preserve it.
- Take pictures of the damage to the bus, any vehicles involved in the accident, and/or any items damaged, i.e., a tree.
- If you are injured, do not refuse medical attention. Be transported by rescue to the nearest or most appropriate hospital for treatment.