Guide to help
If an accident happens, what should you do?
Find an advocate who will protect your rights. Insurance adjusters will be calling and your mailbox will be filled with medical bills and letters from insurance companies. And while this is happening, you’re trying to get to work, visit the doctor and collect all the information you need. Here are the steps you’ll need to take following an accident and during your recovery.
- Call the police at the accident scene. Important evidence is lost if you leave the scene without calling the authorities to report the accident.
- File an accident report with the police and collect the names and addresses of eyewitnesses.
- Take photographs of personal injuries and your damaged vehicle or other personal property.
- Visit your physician. Your injuries need to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible following an accident. Even if you have no medical insurance, most emergency rooms and urgent care clinics will see you. If you are without medical insurance, we can advise you regarding obtaining medical care.
- Document time missed from work, even if you receive pay for time missed.
- Report the accident to your auto insurance agent.
- Keep all medical and therapy records and bills, and record the mileage you log for these visits.
- Select an auto repair garage of your own choice – not the choice of an insurance company.
- DO NOT sign any documents without the advice of your attorney.
- DO NOT speak to any insurance adjusters or give a recorded statement.
Christine Bremer Muggli and Lance Trollop only represent people injured through the fault of someone else. They have the experience and staff to assist you with these steps, with offices located throughout the greater Wausau area and central Wisconsin. We work to ensure the rights and livelihood of you and your family are protected.