What to do after your Missouri Car Accident

Here are some things you can do after a Missouri car accident, bike accident or motorcycle accident that could make a big difference in your personal injury case:

Take pictures.   Take pictures of the accident scene either with a camera or your phone.  You cannot take too many pictures.  Get every angle and multiple shots of your vehicle, the scene, your injury, the driver that hit you id, license and insurance.  Photograph everything.

Now do something with those images to keep them safe.  Phones are lost.  Computers crash.  Print them, put them on a separate flash drive and in the cloud.  Have multiple back ups.

Call the police and get the police report

Ask how to get a copy of your police report.

Seek help medical immediately.

The more time that passes between the incident and examination by a doctor the more likely it is the other drivers insurance company is going to argue the injuries did not occur as a direct result of the accident.

Write down what happened.

Take notes of what was happening before, during and after your accident.  No matter how good you think your memory is,  you will forget things.  Write down every little detail you can think of whether you think it is relevant or not.

Keep evidence   If there is evidence of your injury (such as broken glasses, bike helmet, bike, bloody clothes) then keep it safe and don’t fix it or wash it.

Don’t give a statement to the other drivers insurance company.  You have no obligation to do so and they are not trying to help you no matter how nice they may seem.  This adjuster is paid and rewarded for paying you as little as possible.

If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri car accident or bike accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients.  Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a speeding driver but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.