Confused About Car Accidents? We Can Help.
An accident can leave you facing extensive physical issues and property damage. In addition, you may have endless questions about what to do, who to talk to and when all this will be resolved.
At Umina Legal, we can’t fix your health, but we can answer your questions, giving you peace of mind while we work to resolve your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
Answering Some FAQs
Because we have handled many car accident cases successfully in the past, we are able to offer answers to some commonly-asked questions.
Should I talk to the insurance company? You need to report the accident to your insurance company, but don’t talk to them beyond that. They may try to offer you a lowball offer right after the accident, hoping you’ll take it before the extent of your need is obvious. Your lawyer can talk to them for you.
What’s important to preserve at the scene? Motor vehicle accidents are difficult because you must clear the accident somewhat so traffic can resume as normal. To preserve information as much as possible, take lots of pictures with your cell phone.
Can I post about my accident on Facebook/Instagram? Don’t post about your accident anywhere. It’s tempting, especially if you have some photos you took at the scene already, but it can only hurt your case because the insurance company can use it against you.
If I feel fine, do I have to go to the doctor? You must see a doctor, even if you feel fine at the time. Some symptoms are delayed or masked if your body is in shock. Internal injuries, muscle sprains or catastrophic back/neck injuries can all show up later, and you should be sure to treat them early. On another point, if you don’t go see a doctor, the insurance company may argue that you’re fine and don’t need compensation.
Still Wondering? Call Us And Learn More.
This is only a sample of questions you might have. To speak with a member of our team, call our Morgantown office at 304-838-8024 today. You can also reach us by sending a message through our online contact form, and we will get back to you as promptly as we can.