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After the Accident: What to Do after Your Auto Accident

Knowing the right steps to take after an auto accident can help you prepare a strong case and get the full amount of compensation you’re owed for your injuries and other damages. The North Carolina auto accident attorneys at Crumley Roberts have been helping accident victims like you for more than 25 years, and we know what you need to do to protect your rights.

Dos and Don’ts

When we’re helping clients who have been hurt in a car crash, our North Carolina auto accident lawyers tell them to follow these simple “dos and don’ts”:


Seek Medical Attention
The impact of an auto accident on your body can take weeks to materialize, but medical evaluations can identify injuries that you may not notice in the initial aftermath of accident. That’s why it’s important to immediately seek medical attention if you’re in a car accident. A doctor’s opinion connecting your injuries directly to the accident can help you collect damages.

Know What Insurance Coverage You Have
All too often, auto accident victims think they have the insurance coverage they need to cover their injuries. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the appropriate Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Underinsured Motorist Coverage, or Personal Injury Protection (PIP), you might not be covered. Our North Carolina car accident lawyers can help you review your insurance policy.

Talk to an Attorney
The North Carolina car accident attorneys at Crumley Roberts handle cases throughout the state of North Carolina, and we have a dedicated legal team prepared to take your case today. Call us at or complete a free initial consultation form, and find out how we can help with your auto accident claim.


Never Sign Anything from the Insurance Company
After an auto accident, you’ll receive numerous documents in the mail from your insurance company. Don’t sign any documents from the insurance company without letting your attorney review them first. Signing certain documents may mean signing away your rights to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Avoid Giving a Recorded Statement
It’s the insurance company’s job to pay you as little money as possible. In an effort to dispute your claim, an insurance adjuster will try to get you to record a statement, asking you questions that could harm your case. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance company without talking to a lawyer first. It’s our job to communicate with the insurance company on your behalf.

Tell the Insurance Company No—Don’t Accept an Initial Offer
It can take a long time for injuries to heal, and medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy can be expensive. The insurance company knows this, and it will try to settle your claim quickly so it can avoid paying you for the expenses associated with your healing. Our lawyers are here to protect your rights and fight for the full amount of compensation you’re owed.

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