Been in a Car Wreck? Tips from an Arkansas Car Accident Attorney

It is likely every person reading this post will be involved in a car accident in his or her lifetime and most likely need an Arkansas Car Accident Attorney. As Arkansans drive millions of miles each year and the number of personal and commercial vehicles on Arkansas roadways increase, it is not surprising that a large number of car accidents occur in Arkansas every day. Based on the latest data available from the Arkansas State Police Car Accident Crash Summary, there are more than 59,000 car accidents every year in Arkansas. Further, over 550 deaths result each year from the car accidents on Arkansas roadways. If you happen to be involved in an car accident, it is important for you to consider hiring an Arkansas car accident attorney and to help you with the proper steps to protect your claim.

One of the first things to do if you have been injured in a car accident is to seek medical attention for your injuries as quickly as possible. No one wakes up in the morning seeking to be injured in a car accident. Often individuals do not go to the doctor after sustaining injuries in an car accident and instead try to “self-treat” so they do not incur medical bills. If you do not see a physician early on, it could impair your ability to recover damages from the individual that caused the car accident later in a lawsuit. Also, most individuals in Arkansas have coverage under their own auto insurance policy to pay the first $5000.00 of your medical bills regardless of fault. So, if you are injured, go see your doctor.

Next, it would be beneficial if you or someone you know could take photographs of the accident scene and the damage to all cars involved. The majority of people have a smartphone with a camera and any photographs you can provide will be useful in your Arkansas car accident case. These photographs can resolve any disputes about location of the vehicles and any property damage incurred in the auto accident. It is also a good idea to get your auto repair shop to take detailed photographs of your vehicle as they disassemble your vehicle and make any necessary repairs.

Finally, if you have been injured in a wreck it is wise contact an Arkansas car accident attorney. This is especially true if you have sustained serious physical injuries in the car accident. It is vital that you begin to preserve all of the necessary evidence and document all damages you have incurred as soon as possible to help you prove your case. An Arkansas injury attorney can help you take the steps to properly preserve your claim. Documenting your claim properly will help to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and all other damages incurred in you Arkansas car accident claim.

Car Accident attorneys Moffitt & Phillips will work with you to make sure the insurance company pays all past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages resulting from the auto accident. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from an automobile accident, call Moffitt & Phillips to speak with an injury attorney who is experienced in handling auto accident lawsuits. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident case, email or call 501-255-7406 today.