After Your Accident

If you have never found yourself involved in a car accident, you may be unsure of what you should do after a crash. We see many clients who have made missteps early on in the accident process, which ended up having a significant effect on their claims.

We here at the Law Office of Gregory J. Jansen, located in Fairfield, wanted to discuss some of the basic things you should do after an accident has happened. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Solano County, reach out to our experienced attorney for more detailed information about your case.

Assess the situation: Do you need medical attention?

If you are injured, see a doctor as soon as possible. Whether you need to go to the ER or are able to arrange a regular appointment, you need to make sure you do this right after the accident. Insurance companies frequently contest claims when individuals wait days or weeks to see a doctor and then try to connect injuries back to the crash.

If you can stay at the scene: Gather as much information as possible

This could be very critical to the potential success or failure of your claim. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and to the other vehicles, if possible. Exchange insurance information from the other drivers, but do not make any statements regarding the crash. Limit your conversations to insurance matters only. Talk to witnesses of the crash and get their contact information so you know how to reach them if needed.

Do not talk to insurance companies about settling your claim

Immediately after a crash, the insurance companies could start making offers to you about your case. They may even seem like they are fair and compensating you adequately for what has happened to you. You should never settle until you know the extent of your injuries as well as the expected value of your case.

You need to speak to an experienced lawyer about the options available to you. We can help you understand what similar cases in California have returned and discuss the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that are available to you.

It Is Your Case. Your Law Firm Should Focus On Your Goals.

Learn more about the many ways that Mr. Jansen and his 15-plus years of experience can help get answers — contact us at 707-639-8977 or email to schedule your free initial consultation.