A Personal Injury Suit Can Be Filed in Cases with No Criminal Charges
Let’s say you are in an accident with a drunk driver and sustain injuries. However, due to a technicality, the criminal case gets thrown out, and the driver goes free. Can you still pursue damages? The answer is yes. Here are three things you should always do after an accident to ensure you get what you deserve on a personal basis regardless of whether prosecution takes place.
What You Need to Protect Yourself
Here are the three things that will help you to ensure your rights are protected in a personal injury case following a car accident:
- Take Pictures – Just about everyone has a camera at all times now that they are a part of our smartphones. Use your camera to take pictures of the accident. Include street signs that indicate the location of the accident. Take pictures of the people and vehicles involved in the accident.
- Gather Information – Get a copy of the police report. Make sure you get the name, address, and insurance information of every driver involved in the accident.
- Talk to Witnesses – See if anyone in the surrounding area saw the accident. Even if someone doesn’t want to speak with you directly or is in a hurry, gather names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses so your attorney can contact them later.
Get Help to Pursue Compensation
Don’t try to get the compensation you deserve on your own. Insurance companies are always trying to protect their assets and pay out as little as possible. It’s nothing personal. It’s just how they make a profit.
The experienced car accident attorneys at the Petrov Law Firm can help you to maximize the compensation you receive after an accident.