Car & Automobile Accidents are a fact of life. Often the result can be serious bodily injury.
Who is at fault, who is entitled to compensation and how much, and how a driver’s record is affected by the car accident are all governed by state law. If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damaged property and for any other harm that the accident caused such as personal injury. Compensation generally includes payment of medical bills and lost wages plus compensation for other damages like pain and suffering. This compensation typically comes from filing an accident claim with your own insurance company or from the other driver’s insurance company, depending on the circumstances of the incident and the law where you live. Uninsured and under-insured motorists can also be a consideration when you have been an automobile accident. These factors and the extent of your injuries and damages will also dictate the amount of your car accident settlement.
Why should you talk to a lawyer? The attorneys at Spoon Gordon, PC have more than 60 years of combined experience with both claimants and insurance companies to help resolve these types of claims. Let our experience protect and support you in this otherwise overwhelming process.
Motor vehicle accidents can include cars, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians. Being involved in an accident (even a minor one) is a nerve-wracking ordeal. You shouldn’t have to go through the process alone.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Handle My Case?
Unfortunately, car accidents are a fact of life. Often the result can be serious bodily injury and an insurance nightmare. The attorneys at Spoon Gordon, PC are experienced and ready to help you navigate through your next steps after an accident. The attorneys take on the stress and anxiety you’ve been carrying and get to work immediately on your claim. Our office will keep you updated every step of the way, and we are always available to address your questions or concerns.
Spoon Gordon has a stream-lined and effective process for evaluating your injuries, reviewing and summarizing medical records, and ensuring you receive the appropriate medical care and compensation. Insurance companies often know which attorneys will hold them accountable, which is the case with the attorneys at Spoon Gordon due to 60+ years of experience dealing with insurance companies, claimants, and other attorneys.
After we accept your case, our office will provide you with a folder with answers to FAQs, the dos and don’ts during this process, and handouts detailing next steps. Unlike many other law firms, the attorneys at Spoon Gordon are more than willing to address your questions and concerns personally. We are never too busy for our clients.
Why Are Experts Important?
Auto accidents are almost never as simple as they seem. If needed, Spoon Gordon utilizes a variety of experts to inspect the crash scene and re-create the speed and maneuvers of the vehicle to determine the true causes of the accident. Unsafe driving conditions, excessive speed, reckless driving, intoxication, road rage, and distractions are all factors that must be considered in your case. Our experts are able to pin down the elements of the crash, which helps us build a strong case for you.
What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident?
Although each case varies, the usual protocol includes checking for injuries, moving you car to safety, initiating your hazard lights, calling 911 to report the accident, taking photographs of the entire scene – make sure to capture any tire marks, the other vehicle(s), your vehicle, any pieces of the vehicles in the roadway, and the scene around the vehicle, such as buildings close by, anything impacting visibility, etc. You should also ask any witnesses for their name and contact information. You should be cautious not to admit fault, such as “I’m so sorry!” or “This was totally my fault!” Remember, things may not always be as they seem. Be sure to accurately tell the officer what happened, and answer any questions truthfully.
Should I Seek Medical Treatment Even If I’m Not Visibly Injured?
Absolutely. Injuries from auto accidents come in all shapes and sizes. It is important to seek medical treatment after an accident, which will help identify broken bones, sprains, concussions, whiplash, etc. Often times, the adrenaline from the accident will cover up pain you would normally feel, so it’s always a good idea to get an examination. Sometimes people involved in an accident feel completely fine until the next day.
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