If you have been injured in a serious automobile accident, everything may seem to happen fast. After things have settled down and you are home, you may begin wondering what to do next.

At O’Brien and Ford, we feel that our clients and future clients should be informed at all times. You may be a bit less nervous if you have an idea what to expect. 

The first thing to do after an accident is to make certain you and the other people in the car with you are okay.

Even if you were not taken to the hospital immediately, and even if you do not feel immediate discomfort, it is a good idea to be examined by a doctor, just in case.

A concealed injury that manifests itself after you have accepted a settlement from an insurance company will not be covered. 


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Reporting the accident to your insurance company right away is also important. 

You will probably receive a telephone call from an insurance adjuster within a few days of the accident. Do not admit you were at fault, even if you think you might have been responsible for the accident. Information recovered later may prove someone else was at fault after all.

Do not be in a rush to accept the first settlement offered to you. You may need additional medical care later on, and, once you take a settlement, the insurance company is off the hook for any future claims. 

Talk with an accident attorney before you talk to the insurance company. You may need to get a rental car, or you may require immediate assistance with your medical bills. An accident lawyer will also be able to hire a professional collision investigator to gather and secure evidence you may need later. 


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We strive to reach a reasonable settlement for our clients, but occasionally we have to file suit, especially when a client is permanently injured or disabled. You will need a determined, aggressive accident expert in your corner. 

The litigation process can take a long time. There will be a period of discovery, during which both sides attempt to compile as much evidence as possible. This period is generally challenging and can be difficult to understand. You should be able to rely on your lawyer to make the process as easy on you as possible, so you can concentrate on recuperating. 


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Choosing the right lawyer is a very important decision. You can be confident that you have made the right choice with O’Brien and Ford. We have the trial experience needed to litigate if we have to, and are not afraid to take on any opponents, no matter how large or powerful.

You will not have to accept an unjust settlement because your lawyer is not prepared to go to trial. Our consultations are free, and we do not ask for a fee unless we win a settlement or judgment for you. If you were hurt in a car accident, call us today.