If you are involved in an accident in which you have sustained injuries, your first step, no matter what, should always be to seek medical help and notify law enforcement authorities to make a police report. While you definitely should cooperate with emergency personnel, try to avoid giving too many details or your opinions about the accident. You are likely to be in shock, and may be in pain, so you may make statements that you normally wouldn’t; unfortunately, statements against your interest, even if made while you are in shock, can severely damage your potential personal injury claim.
Your next step should be to contact your insurance company about the accident. Your insurance adjuster will ask you to give a statement about the accident. It typically is helpful to have a copy of the police report from your accident on hand so that you can answer all of the adjuster’s questions. The quicker you contact your insurance company, the quicker it can investigate your accident and begin giving you the financial relief provided for in your insurance policy.
After your accident and medical treatment, you are likely to begin receiving medical bills and may continue seeing certain healthcare providers, depending on the severity and extent of your injuries from the accident. Keep copies of any bills that you receive, as well as a comprehensive list of the medical providers that you see, the condition for which you are receiving treatment, the treatment that you receive, and the dates on which you receive that treatment. This information will be important for any personal injury claim that you have.
Finally, see an experienced personal injury attorney immediately about any potential personal injury claim. Insurance companies will attempt to pay you as little as possible on your claim. You need legal assistance in order to negotiate a fair settlement of your claim and get the compensation that you deserve.
The experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to help you through the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash, no matter how great the damages or injuries may be. We can look into the circumstances surrounding your accident, assess the situation, and evaluate any claims that you may have for damages. We know how to determine fault in a car accident, and build a strong personal injury claim based on that determination. Contact our office today in order to schedule a free initial consultation about any potential claim that you may have.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.