If the accident was caused by another person(s), you
have the right to seek compensation. This includes money to
compensate you for your physical injuries, pain and suffering,
medical bills, lost wages, car and property damage, and any
other expenses you incurred because of the accident. After
the accident, the responsible party’s insurance company
will try to contact you and get a recorded statement from
you. One of the purposes of the recorded statement is to get
you to say things which might prove useful to the other side
We advise that you hold off on giving any statement to representatives
of the responsible party and his/her insurance company until
you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Representatives from the insurance company are not interested
in fairly compensating you for your injuries. They are interested
in getting the matter resolved and the file closed out for
as little as possible. In fact, their compensation is often
tied to that.
It is important that you take action quickly, as a cause of
action must be brought before the statute of limitations expires
and the passage of time eliminates important evidence.