Personal Injury and Accidents
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Contact Lawton & Cates, S.C. as soon as possible. We can better investigate a case while evidence at the scene of the accident is fresh. Witnesses are better able to recall the incident shortly after it happens. Photographs preserving the scene are helpful in proving a case.
Make sure the injured person receives the best medical care available and that there is no delay in seeking treatment.
Preserve All Documents
Be sure the proper authorities are contacted immediately and the appropriate reports are completed. Police should be contacted for automobile accidents and a supervisor or company official for work accidents.
If you are asked to give a statement to the police, provide them with accurate and complete information. If you are asked to give a statement by an insurance company or agent, have them call your attorney at Lawton & Cates, S.C.
Carefully Review Everything You Sign.
If you do not understand the document, Do Not Sign It! Call your attorney at Lawton & Cates and we will review it and advise you.
Notify Insurance Carriers
Notify your insurance company even if you think you are not at fault since the other driver may have no coverage. Most companies require notification of an injury as soon as reasonably possible.
Preserve Damaged Property
Preserve any damaged property and any physical items that are related to the accident.
The injured person, a family member, or both should record the details related to the injury and the pain and suffering experienced. These are helpful both in seeking treatment for your injuries and recalling your injures at a later date.
Dealing With Claims Adjusters
Let us deal with the claims adjuster. If they call you, tell them to talk to your attorney at Lawton & Cates, S.C.