Getting into a car wreck in Montana, whether it was because of an icy road, high speeds, drunk driving, or just purely an accident, can be one of the most frightening situations in life. It can be especially terrifying if it involves your family or if serious injury or death occurs. In these unfortunate situations, it is important to remember that you have the right legal team on your side. At Rimrock Law, our team of attorneys cares about your experience. While you focus on healing, our team focuses on getting you the compensation you deserve. Here are some things you can do in your first few moments after an auto accident.
The first act after an auto accident is to call, or make sure someone has called, the emergency first-responders. In an accident, many people can feel as though they are not injured, even if they are suffering from life threatening internal injuries. It is essential that if you are a victim in a car accident that you remain as calm as possible and not try to walk or run (unless it is a matter of life and death).
When the first responders arrive, they will evaluate you for any serious injuries and transport you to a hospital if needed. It is also important for these first-responders to arrive to document exactly what happened in the accident. Because of adrenaline or injury, many victims of car accidents forget vital information about the accident that can help police or the legal team determine the cause and the fault of the crash. If you hope to pursue legal action, this documentation is essential. If you are able, take pictures.
Right after an auto accident in Montana, be sure to contact your automobile insurance company to alert them. They will be able to ask you the right questions about the crash, gather the necessary information for your claim, and help point you in the right direction for next steps. In addition, it is vital to exchange insurance information with the other party and give that to your insurance company so they can work on pay outs.
Many people will forget this third step, but contacting a trusted Montana Car Accident Lawyer right away can make a huge difference in your legal claim. At Rimrock Law, we answer your call day or night. If you were involved in an auto accident in the early morning hours of a weekend day, give us a call. We will help you start the process of getting the financial compensation you deserve while you focus on rest and healing.
Matt Braukmann and James Dallner care about you as a whole person, and that is why we want to take over your car accident claim from the first moments – so you don’t have to worry about one more thing. Rimrock has your back when you are injured in a car accident in Montana. Schedule a free case evaluation today.