Few are ever prepared to deal with a car accident, especially one that results in serious injury. Unfortunately, Omaha has seen an increase in car accidents over the past three years. According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, car accidents have increased from just over 10,000 accidents in 2014 to more than 12,000 accidents in 2016 throughout Douglas County.
If you’ve been in a car accident that resulted in injury, contact Brown & Theis immediately. We specialize in car accident injuries and will fight for you to ensure you receive the just compensation and medical care you are owed.
In the event of a car accident, it’s important to file a claim as quickly as possible. But what do you need to do? Follow this simple process from Brown & Theis to put yourself in the best position to receive fair compensation following an accident.
For us to best help you fight for just compensation in Omaha following a car accident, you’ll need to…
Collect relevant information from the other party. While some accidents may not give you the time to get information, especially if the accident was substantial, getting a photo of the other person’s insurance card, driver’s license, and license plate can help keep everyone accountable.
Inspect the damage caused and photograph everything. With almost all individuals having quick access to a camera through a mobile phone, take a few pictures of the damage sustained to your vehicle and theirs.
Speak to a qualified car accident attorney at Brown & Theis. If you’ve been in accident, don’t wait to get legal advice on how to handle the situation, regardless of severity of the accident. We suggest not making a claim through your insurance company until you’ve first spoken to legal representation.
File a police report as soon as possible. These reports serve as a basis of reliable, factual evidence to leave little doubt as to what happened, where it occurred, and who was involved.
Speak to any witnesses available. Witness statements directly following an accident can go a long way in a case involving a car accident. Memories fade over time, so the more information you can provide upfront, the more likely Brown & Theis can help you get the compensation you’re owed.
See your family doctor in the event of lingering, life-altering injuries. An evaluation from your trusted doctor will provide the best options for care. We recommend seeing your own doctor, not one requested by an insurance company. In addition, keep record of any care you receive with notes from your doctor, as well as receipts detailing how much it cost.
After your accident, there is a four-year window in which you can bring about a claim, but this can be a detriment to your case. Evidence and witness memories fade over time, leaving you with a more difficult road ahead. That’s why we suggest bringing your claim to us as soon as possible.
After being involved in a car accident, the last thing you should have to worry about is where the money to take care of yourself and your family will come from. Brown & Theis will represent you following your accident and during your recovery. Our team of talented attorneys will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for any type of injury you sustain in an auto accident.
Those injuries may include, but are not limited to:
We’re here to fight for you and get back any past and future lost wages or medical costs, as well as fair and just compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured following an auto accident.
Brown & Theis has the experienced car accident attorneys you need in the event of being injured in a car accident. Insurance companies will do everything they can to make it tough for you to receive the just compensation you deserve if you try to fight them alone. With our dedicated team of car accident lawyers, we’ll fight those insurance companies and ensure you get the compensation you’re due.
Contact Brown & Theis today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’re ready to help you obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve.