An accident can have a disorienting impact. In the immediate aftermath of a collision, you may be uncertain about your best possible plan of action. You could be injured and facing medical bills and vehicle damage, with valid questions about who will absorb those costs. Walsh & Gaertner is an experienced and committed law firm who can help to guide you through what comes next. Here are some common questions that we often field from our clients:
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
If you are involved in an accident, it’s imperative that you take several steps right away. Some of these steps include the following: immediately stop and contact the police. This will begin a necessary documentation process. You should also take photographs of any damages to your vehicle and seek medical attention for any possible injuries.
When Should I Contact An Attorney If I’ve Been Injured?
Every accident is different, but if you have any doubts about your situation, it could be wise to consult with an attorney. Walsh & Gaertner offers a free consultation to evaluate your case. Our experienced lawyers can communicate and negotiate any matters that concern the other party’s insurance company.
Should I Talk To The Other Party’s Insurance Adjuster?
It is typically not in your best interests to speak to the other party’s insurance company directly. Keep in mind that their goal is to settle the claim as quickly and cheaply as possible, perhaps not having to pay out anything at all. If you are approached by an adjuster, you should instruct them to contact your attorney or insurance representative. This simple step could prevent you from offering any information that could later be used against you.
What Is My Case Worth?
Because no two personal injury cases are exactly alike, an attorney can best help to determine what your case may be worth. You may need to meet certain thresholds to make a case for pain and suffering and permanency. A personal injury attorney can weigh the facts of your case and use that analysis to craft the best possible strategy going forward.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
As Minnesota is a “no-fault” state, your insurance company must pay some or all your medical expenses after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. If another party is found liable in a lawsuit, they may be forced to pay you damages, which can also be used to defray medical costs.
We Can Answer Your Questions
If you have questions regarding a motor vehicle accident, our helpful attorneys are happy to answer them. Please call our St. Paul office today at 651-968-8028, or send us an email to arrange for a free consultation.