Have you been seriously injured in a car accident in Cedar Rapids or surrounding areas? You need to speak with a skilled car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your crash. The experienced car crash attorneys at RSH Legal can explain what your rights are and fight for fairness for you.
What Are The 4 Things You Should Do After A Car Accident In Iowa?
Seek Treatment For Your Injuries
Immediately after a car accident, you should seek medical treatment for your injuries. If an ambulance is called to the scene of your crash, you should take it to the hospital.
If you are not able to take an ambulance, visit a local emergency room your regular doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
Insurance companies and juries need to see evidence of your injuries if you want to get fair compensation for your harms and losses. The best way to get this evidence is by seeing your doctor early and as often as you need until you are healed, or your doctor says you’re as healed as you’re going to get.
Visit Your Doctor As Often As You Need Until You’re Healed.
Many car accident injuries present themselves hours, days, or even weeks after the crash. To track your injuries, visit with your medical provider often. They will make notes of your condition in your medical records.
These records are key pieces of evidence to show the other driver’s insurance company or a jury to get you the fair compensation you deserve.
You also need to keep your medical providers up-to-date onthe pain levels you experience because of your injuries, or limitations experienced at work due to your accident-related injuries. Getting compensation is possible, but only if your injuries are noted in your medical records.
Call Your Car Insurance Company.
After your accident, call your insurance company and let them know what happened. Tell them about your injuries, but make sure you’re very specific. Don’t sign any paperwork and don’t let them take a recorded statement from you. Even your own insurance company isn’t usually on your side – so be very careful what you tell them.
Contact An Attorney.
We know after a car accident you’re probably focusing on healing from your injuries and figuring out how to provide for your family if you’re not able to work or if you have big medical bills.
But it’s important to protect yourself and your rights from insurance companies that want to low-ball you to settle your case quickly. An experienced Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer can give you advice on what to do next.
What Are Some Common Injuries In Car Accidents?
RSH Legal attorneys have seen a lot of serious injuries from Iowa car crashes over the years. We’ve settled cases for clients who suffered:
If you suffer any of these injuries during a car accident, we can help you too. Call us at 319-409-6575.
How Can A Lawyer Help You?
Once you sign up with us, our experienced Cedar Rapids car accident lawyers will:
- Collect and analyze all relevant medical records, police reports, witness statements, and other key pieces of evidence
- Identify and hire experts to testify on your behalf about who caused the accident or how your life has been affected by your accident-related injuries
- Negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company and their lawyers in an attempt to settle your claim and get you fair compensation. If your claim doesn’t settle, our attorneys will take your case to trial
Let us take some of the stress from this accident off your plate and let you focus on healing. Call 319-409-6575 today to get your FREE consultation with a lawyer.
What You Get From A Free Phone Call From A Skilled Cedar Rapids Car Accident Lawyer
You can speak with one of our experienced car crash attorneys over the phone at no cost and get honest answers to all of your questions.
During this free 20-minute phone call, we will also discuss:
- The steps you need to take to document your harms and losses, including photographs, medical bills, and more.
- The legal deadlines you can’t miss if you want fair compensation for your injuries.
- Whether you really need an attorney for your case – or if you cansettle your car accident claim on your own.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, call us now at 319-409-6575.
What Cases Do We Take?
For over 30 years, RSH Legal lawyers have helped Cedar Rapids residents get fair settlements for their car accidents. We do that so successfully by only taking cases where someone has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident due to the fault of someone else.
If your medical bills were at least $5000, and/or you have been treating your injuries for over 5 months, hiring a lawyer to help with your settlement is likely in your best interest.
What Does It Cost To Hire RSH Legal?
The majority of our car accident clients choose to pay us on a“contingency fee” basis. This means our clients don’t pay anything upfront – you only pay us for our services if we make a financial recovery for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
We also advance the expenses involved in your case like postage, medical records, and other nominal fees and deduct them from any settlement or verdict we get for you. We mean it when we say you don’t pay us a thing until you win your case.
What You Should Do Right Now:
Call us at 319-409-6575. If you believe we can help you, there’s no reason to wait.
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A car came through the median and we were hit head on. Every bone in my body from my lower jaw down to the bottom of my feet was broken. My medical bills were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I can’t imagine going through something like this without someone like Tim or RSH Legal.See more Client Reviews