Milford Car Accident Lawyer
You are in your car, maybe driving to work or to pick up your kids, and all of a sudden a collision occurs. Your heart begins to race and your mind goes blank as you process what just happened. What is the damage to your car and how much will that cost? Are you injured?
After an accident you will have a lot of questions that you will want immediate answers to. Will the damage be covered by insurance? Will you have to miss work?
At DelSignore Law, the number one priority is your well being. Attorney Michael DelSignore will work tirelessly day in and out to help you resolve all your legal issues.Call The Police
The first action to take is dial 911. Some cars have Allstar or other programs wired in the car to alert authorities when an accident is detected, however a manual call can only ensure help is on the way.
As you get on the phone with 911, try to take in your surroundings. Are you hurt? Was there anyone in the car with you who could also possibly be injured? Do your best to describe where you are and what your car collided with.
The 911 dispatcher may have more questions/instructions for you to follow, depending on your situation. The most important thing to do is try to remain calm; adrenaline can mask injuries.Record Evidence
If you do not have any life threatening injuries, carefully exit your vehicle and take pictures of the damage. Pictures with timestamps are the most helpful. Also be sure to photograph any possible contributing factors to the accident, such as ice on the road.
Evidence makes strong legal cases.
If another vehicle and driver was involved, exchange insurance information for your insurance company’s records. Keep in mind that insurance companies do not always act in your best interest, so the more evidence you can obtain the better off you may be.Contact Your Insurance Company
It will be up to you to contact your insurance company after the accident. Failure to contact your insurance company in a timely manner can result in a denial of your claim. What you say and the evidence may be used against you to minimize the money you could be compensated with after the accident.
Massachusetts is a “No Fault” state, meaning that no matter whose fault the accident was, if you were seriously injured driving your own vehicle, your insurance company will cover the medical expenses. This is known as Personal Injury Protection, PIP.
If the accident resulted in more than $1,000 in damage, you will need to file and mail an accident report to the local police department, your insurance company and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. For access to the accident report, click here.Obtain Legal Representation
Do not delay contacting an attorney after the accident. Your car has been damaged and you may have been injured. You may not have the money to cover the expenses out of pocket and need to be financially compensated for the repairs and medical bills.
It is likely that the insurance company will try to minimize the situation and force you to demand compensation for the expenses after the accident. You deserve any compensation available to you and Attorney Michael DelSignore wants to help you obtain it.Contact Us
Call or text Attorney DelSignore directly for a free consultation about your case at (781) 686-5924. It is never too early or late to call us; we are here to help you.
Our passion is to help those in need. Contact us today.