When you get into an accident, the first thing that comes to mind is often “what do I do now?”. The important thing is that you don’t have to panic or figure it out alone. The attorneys at The McLario Firm in Menomonee Falls, WI are here to answer all your questions. Download this helpful brochure to keep in your car on the 5 Mistakes to Avoid after a Crash so when your hurt or heart is racing and you might not being thinking clearly you have the resources to protect you, save you headaches and get you any compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Here are some common car accident questions that your Milwaukee car accident lawyers what to make sure you know the answers to.
1. What should I do after a car accident?
The first thing you should do is call the Police and get necessary health care. You will want to avoid speaking to the other driver’s insurance company until you have talked to your lawyer. The Police will also help you get a report of the accident. You will also want to take pictures of the scene, exchange information and contact your insurance company.
2. Who will pay for my medical bills after a car accident?
Your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance should cover your medical bills. If you have health insurance, they may also help with your bills. If the other driver was at fault, their liability insurance might also cover some or all of your medical bills.
3. How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit?
You have up to three years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit.
4. Is it okay to talk to the insurance companies?
It’s important to notify your insurance company about the accident. However, be careful about what information you share so they don’t use it against you later. You should also avoid talking to the other driver’s insurance company. If the insurance company of the other driver contacts you, refer them to your Milwaukee area car accident attorney.
5. Do I need a lawyer?
It’s difficult to win a personal injury case without a lawyer. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters experienced in handling personal injury claims. An experienced car accident lawyer in the Milwaukee area will level the playing field and help you get the compensation you deserve.
The McLario Firm in downtown Menomonee Falls, WI, has experienced personal injury attorneys that will advocate for you to get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on the road to recovery. We are your law firm for life for all your personal injury needs. If you or a loved one has gotten injured in an accident, call us today for a free consultation.