As we head into colder weather here in Cleveland, the road conditions will begin to worsen and increase the amount of car accidents and wrecks, and resulting injuries. Especially in the minutes immediately after an accident, it can be hard to know what you should do.
To help you prepare for the worst, the personal injury lawyers at Bentoff & Duber have put together a list of steps you should take in the moments and days after a car or motorcycle accident:
- Don’t admit fault
- Take pictures of your car or motorcycle and any injuries
- Record the other driver’s information
- Get witnesses’ names
- Call the police
- File a police report
- Seek medical attention
- Take notes about your medical treatment
Be sure to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible, as the state of Ohio (where Bentoff & Duber is located) limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit, otherwise known as a statue of limitations.
If you’re hurt, Bentoff & Duber can help you get the medical care and compensation that is rightfully yours. We have been helping injured people for more than 45 years and we have the experience to succeed, even in the most challenging circumstances.
About the author: Brandon Duber, a Partner with Bentoff & Duber Co., LPA, is a lawyer with proven experience in the courtroom and expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice law. He received his B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and his J.D. from The Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH.