If you are involved in a car crash while traveling in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may also be entitled to a financial award to pay for property damage and other costs incurred as the result of another party’s irresponsible behavior. However, you may risk accidentally holding yourself liable for someone else’s actions if you don’t follow protocols following a wreck.
Call the Police
Emotions run high after a crash. Those involved may be angry, irrational, or even impaired. Insist on calling the police so that they can take over control of the scene and gather the pertinent information regarding the collision.
Don’t hesitate to seek medical treatment
Seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. Let your medical providers determine the most appropriate treatment plan in order to facilitate healing. Failing to seek medical treatment in a timely manner can cause an insurance company denial.
Consult with an Attorney
You will receive calls from insurance representatives following a crash. You have important obligations when it comes to your own insurance carrier. It is always best to consult with an attorney before you speak with an insurance representative so that you understand your rights and obligations.
The strength of the evidence in your case will determine if you obtain a favorable outcome. Evidence may include a photographs of injuries and damaged vehicles, police report, witness statements or medical records obtained after seeing your doctor. Make sure that you preserve all evidence.