What Not to Do After an Accident in Iowa

If you were in a bicycle, motorcycle, truck or car crash in Iowa, there are certain things you should and shouldn't do after an accident. When a negligent party side-swipes you, rear-ends you, or collides with you in any way, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, ongoing medical care, lost wages, and more.

However, the insurance companies will try and settle your claim for less than what it is worth. Make sure you don't fall into their trap. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can ruin your case.

  1. Do not admit any type of fault. After an accident, the parties involved typically exchange contact information. Sometimes, when words are exchanged people start apologizing for the accident. Do not discuss who is at fault. Wait to speak with your attorney regarding the matter.

  2. Document your accident. Waiting until your memory of the accident fades can ruin your case. Write down what you think happened and what you can remember from the car crash, and keep it confidential. This will help you recall what happened in your own words.

  3. Do not talk to anyone about the crash. Only speak to your attorney regarding the details of the accident, your case and your injuries.

  4. Do not sign anything from the insurance company. If the insurance company is requesting you sign any forms or is asking you for a recorded statement, do not provide them with anything. Discuss their requests with your Cedar Rapids accident attorney.

  5. Seek medical treatment. If you are injured, make sure you go to the emergency room or your primary doctor and get the medical care you need. Make sure you keep all your medical records, bills, and receipts from any doctor's office visit, MRI, or other miscellaneous tests.

After being involved in an Iowa car accident, the most important thing you can do is to seek legal help and advice. Trying to deal with a personal injury case on your own can be overwhelming and complicated. The insurance companies will take advantage of you and not give you the settlement you deserve. The insurance adjustors will make you think that they are on your side; however, they are not. They are looking to save their company money at your expense.

Contact an experienced accident attorney in Iowa at Brady Preston Gronlund today. Our knowledgeable Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys will provide you with a free consultation and answer your questions. If we take your case, we will be in constant communication with you, update your on any progress, and fight for just compensation. Call us at (319) 866-9277, and find out about your legal rights today.

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