What do you do when tragedy strikes and its not your fault? Believe it or not, insurance companies fight pedestrian-motor vehicle cases tooth and nail (even when they know you are innocent).
There are three basic things that must be done after every collision to protect your claim:
- 911 needs to be called
- photos need to be taken
- witnesses need to give statements.
The police needs to be called so that they can investigate what happened and file a police report. All of this helps save the evidence you need to prove your case.
Unfortunately, there aren’t always eyewitnesses, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prove your claim. With or without other witnesses, you still have to do your part to preserve your claim. That’s because you are your only dependable witness.
How you can do your part is by saving your cell phone and getting the medical treatment you need. You should also consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure the driver and insurance company responsible don’t get away with it. At VB Attorneys, we can help you with these things.
We know that insurance companies plan to use your cell phone against you. They will blame you as a distracted pedestrian. So why not use this evidence right back at them? Don’t throw away your phone, even if its cracked or broken after the collision. Speak with a lawyer first to make sure you saved data, photos, and videos on your phone that is not available in your phone records. If you really weren’t distracted, we can prove it.
Your health and recovery should be your primary focus after being hit by a car, truck, or motorcycle. That includes preserving your personal injury claim. We can help you hold those at-fault accountable while you can focus on yourself. Give us a call at 877-724-7800 to get started.