The definition of the word accident is: An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm. Auto accidents are usually assumed to be unintentional damaging events involving automobiles. However, there are many instances when this is not the case, as we have seen in accidents involving drunk drivers, road rage, speeding and reckless driving. Car accidents can damage autos, people, or buildings. Car accidents cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of disabilities each year.
in accidents involving drunk drivers, road rage, speeding and reckless driving. Car accidents can damage autos, people, or buildings. Car accidents cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of disabilities each year.
When you are involved in an automobile accident, the investigator or adjuster from the other side’s insurance company may be very pleasant and appear to be concerned. It is important to remember their best interest is to protect the insurance company and not the injured party. They may do this by finding ways to pay out as little as possible and “close the books” on the incident. Once a claim has been closed it cannot be reopened and our attorneys can help you avoid making this costly mistake. This is why it is important to call for a FREE consultation and get the advice you need to successfully handle your claim. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we handle the negotiations with the insurance companies which allows you to focus completely on getting well and back to the normal “every day” activities you enjoy.
Call 9-1-1 and file a police report. You should file a police report if you are injured or if damages to either your vehicle or the other party’s exceed $200.
Contact your insurance company to report the accident. If you don’t report the accident to the company in a timely manner, it may try to deny you coverage.
Get follow-up medical care. Be sure you continue to be treated for all your injuries and all medical conditions.
Our injury attorney firm can help you with your case. We do not require any "retainer" or down payment and we will await payment for our fee until the end of the claim. Jacobs and Jacobs also provides the initial consultation free of charge. Hence, even if you don't wish to pursue your claim or if no claim exists, you owe nothing.