When an accident occurs that is not your fault and you are injured, you might be inclined to contact a Nebraska personal injury lawyer immediately to ensure your rights are protected. The other driver might not want to admit fault, or you may be just a passenger in a car accident, but there are steps that you can take to ensure your interests are safeguarded. Understandably, if the accident already happened, and you are injured, you cannot go back and fix missed steps, but you can collect as much information as possible, based on the steps that were taken.
- Request a copy of the police report – Hopefully, the police officers called to the scene wrote down the names of witnesses, assessed the other driver was at fault, and documented the damages to both vehicles. This information will be vital when submitting claims to insurance companies.
- Pictures of damages/scene of accident – It is difficult if you are looking in hindsight after the accident, but if you remembered to snap photos of the damage and the scene of the accident, including traffic signals and stop signs in the vicinity, they will be excellent pieces of evidence to prove fault, damages, and the possible extent of your injuries.
- Contact information for the at-fault driver’s auto insurance – Everyone is supposed to maintain auto insurance. However, that does not mean that everyone does. Make sure you have the contact information for the other driver’s auto insurance company. If they do not have insurance, do not fret, as your auto insurance policy should cover uninsured driver issues.
- Medical records – Keeping copies of your medical records will be helpful if you decide to get a lawyer.
You may also want to keep records pertaining to loss of work and wages if you were unable to work after the accident. Gathering appropriate and vital documents is part of ensuring that your rights are protected if you have been injured in a car accident. Consulting with a Nebraska personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling auto accident cases that result in injuries will often be in your best interests moving forward.
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Don’t face the legal system alone without the help of a skilled attorney. Contact us today at Johnson & Pekny LLC for professional assistance with your case or by calling our offices at (402) 298-8288.