Car Wreck in Fayetteville, Arkansas

After getting into a vehicle accident call the police.  Insurance companies require that you have a police report before considering your claim.  Do not agree to simply exchange insurance information with the other party and leave the scene.  The other party could easily give you false or lapsed insurance information.

Once statements have been provided to the police, take pictures of the vehicles and any damage that was caused from the accident. Also, take photographs of the skid marks and any debris in the roadway.  Ask the police officer for the name of other party’s insurance company as well as their insurance policy number.  Make sure that you get the name, address and telephone number of all of the people involved in the accident and any witnesses.

You should immediately report the accident to your insurance company.  It is wise to consult an attorney in any accident situation so they can make sure that no evidence is destroyed and the insurance company is giving you the best care available.  Insurance companies will cut corners and having a good attorney can take the stress off of you so that you can focus on getting better and back to work quickly.

Call the Law office of Jason M. Hatfield at (479) 527-3921 if you have any additional questions or needs assistance with your injury claim.

Auto Accidents in Springdale, Arkansas

Why having a lawyer on your side is important.

If you have been hurt in a car accident you likely have questions about who is responsible for your medical bills and expenses, your lost wages and your pain and discomfort resulting from these injuries.  The other driver’s insurance company responsible for your damages claim may be friendly and even willing to offer you a quick settlement.  However, it’s important that before you sign anything, you have a lawyer review your case.  You do not get a second chance to make a recovery after an accident.

Call the Law office of Jason M. Hatfield (479) 527-3921 if you have any additional questions or needs assistance with your injury claim.

How is a Truck Accident Different?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto or truck accident, having a lawyer on your side is critical.  Injuries from collisions involving semi-trucks are typically much more serious. Insurance companies assign specialized catastrophic injury adjusters to these claims to attempt to settle them for less than they’re worth. It’s important to have experienced and effective legal counsel helping you through the process.

The insurance company will likely try to settle your claim, but more often than not, it will not be enough to cover all of your medical treatments, lost wages and total damages.  In cases where there is a need for on-going future medical treatment, permanent injury with job restrictions or chronic pain, calculating your total damage can be extremely complex.

An experienced truck and car wreck lawyer will ensure that you are treated fairly, that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.  To read more about truck and auto accidents or to arrange a free initial consultation, see our page on Truck Accidents on our main website.