Jefferson Car Accident Lawyers
Serving Clients Since 1958
Being injured in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, but it can be even more overwhelming when you are unsure of what to do next. While doctors and hospitals can offer medical care, handling the legal aspects of your situation can be challenging. However, our team of Jefferson car accident attorneys at Lawton Cates understands the difficulties you are facing and can help you navigate the aftermath.
With over 60 years of combined experience, our skilled attorneys can identify what compensation you are owed for your injuries, damages, and more so you can focus on your recovery. Let us handle the legal complexities of your case while you focus on healing from your injuries.
Injured by a negligent driver? You don’t have to go through this alone. Call our car accident attorneys in Jefferson at (608) 420-4033.
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons. From distracted drivers to adverse weather conditions, there are countless variables that can contribute to an accident occurring.
Other examples of car accident causes can include:
- Impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Running red lights
- And more
Furthermore, regardless of how minor an accident may seem, it's incredibly important to receive prompt medical care following an accident. While some injuries may be immediately apparent, others may take days or even weeks to fully manifest themselves. By seeking medical attention right away, you can increase the likelihood that any injuries are identified and treated early on.
What to Do After a Car Accident
In the event of an accident, it can feel overwhelming. However, it is important to try to stay calm as best as you can and complete the following steps:
- Call 911 for emergency assistance. When police and paramedics arrive, you’ll have someone who can document the accident and professionals who can give you immediate medical attention.
- Gather as much evidence as possible. While at the scene, try to take as many pictures and videos of any injuries and details of the accident scene. Be sure to also get contact information from the other driver and any witnesses. In addition, be sure to get their driver’s license, license plate, insurance information, etc.
- Avoid speaking with the other person's insurance company until you have consulted with your own lawyer, and refrain from posting anything about the accident on social media.
- Contact Lawton Cates for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options. Our team can assist you by explaining your rights and options.
Car accidents can be an overwhelming experience, leaving victims with physical, emotional, and financial burdens to bear. At our law firm, we understand the various stresses our clients face and can help alleviate them with our experience handling car accidents.
Our skilled team of car accident attorneys is dedicated to investigating every detail of the accident to determine exactly what happened and who should be held liable. We collaborate with a team of experts from various fields to build compelling and persuasive cases for our clients. With our experience in auto accident claims, we can help you by providing the support you need during this difficult time.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (608) 420-4033 or contact us online to request a free consultation.
"Terry took the time to comfortably explain all and discuss options and decision-making that could be done along the way with clear pros and cons and asking me how I’d like to proceed."Jim R.
Compassionate, thorough, & made it easy to understand what’s going on.Riley G.
Lawton & Cates has been the most supportive and helpful!Rachel
"Everyone was so very kind to me... We were all made to feel welcome, made to feel supported, and made to feel like we belong there. That was very important to me since I was pretty stressed out a lot of the time."Susie