If you were walking in Phoenix and enjoying the beautiful weather, you never expected to end your day in an emergency room. However, when a distracted driver came along and was more concerned about sending a text than keeping their eyes on the road, that is exactly what happened. Now you are not only experiencing broken bones, back injuries, severe lacerations, and other injuries, but you are also worrying about how many paychecks will fall by the wayside during your recovery. If you were injured by a negligent and careless driver, take these steps to make sure you ultimately receive the compensation you deserve.
File a Police Report
When you are struck by a driver while a pedestrian, always call 9-1-1 so that police come to the scene. In doing so, you will begin the process of having police investigate and file an accident report, which can contain crucial details helpful to your personal injury case.
Accept Medical Help
While at the scene, always be willing to let paramedics examine you and administer medical help as needed. If you choose to refuse treatment at the scene, it becomes much easier for a insurance company to deny your injury claim. Therefore, always get treated at the scene, and also don’t object to being transported to an emergency room for additional treatment.
Don’t Take a Quick Settlement
If an insurance company is not completely denying your injury claims, it is likely trying to trick you into accepting a very quick financial settlement. When this happens, unsuspecting accident victims think they are getting the answer to a prayer. However, what they are getting is a con job. In these situations, the money offered by the insurance company will not begin to cover the costs of medical bills and the replacement of lost wages. Therefore, always allow your attorney to negotiate an out-of-court settlement that will get you a much larger amount of compensation.
To ensure you get the financial compensation you deserve and are represented by experienced personal injury attorneys you can trust, schedule a consultation today with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.