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Portsmouth Automobile Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Car Wreck? Our Firm Can Help.

Unfortunately, car accidents happen every single day. Ohio motorists often find themselves in both minor and serious collisions on our state’s highways, freeways, and roads. Many of these accidents are caused, in some part, by negligence. Distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and other acts of negligence cause countless accidents and injuries every year.

At Burnside Law, we are committed to holding negligent drivers responsible when their actions leave your or your loved one dealing with serious, life-altering injuries. Our Portsmouth car accident attorneys believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior on your own. Instead, we are prepared to fight for you every step of the way.

Injured in a car accident? Let our firm advocate for your rights! Contact us at (888) 723-4650 to schedule your free, initial consultation with us today!

What Should I Do if I Was in a Car Accident?

The first thing you should do after any car accident, no matter how minor it may seem, is to seek medical treatment. Even if you believe that your injuries are not serious, it’s important to have them checked out by a trained medical professional as, often times, the initial shock of the accident can mask your symptoms. Other times, injuries may take days, hours, or even weeks to appear.

Once you have checked yourself and others for injuries, you should do the following:

  • Gather the other involved drivers’ information, including insurance information
  • Contact the police and fill out a police report
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including damage to your vehicle
  • Obtain any eyewitness statements if possible
  • Contact your own insurance company and inform them of the accident
  • Reach out to a Portsmouth car accident attorney

An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal options and devise a plan of action tailored to your unique situation. Our firm is prepared to help you pursue the maximum compensation you are owed.

Schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation with our team today. Call (888) 723-4650 to get started!

Automobile Accident FAQs

  • I was involved in an accident and exchanged information with the other driver but did not file a police report. Now my insurance company is being difficult. Is a police report always necessary after a car accident?

    Every auto insurance policy is different, but most insurance companies will accept a claim without a police report. However, having a police report is incredibly useful in determining fault for the accident. It can also help to expedite the claims filing process.

  • Am I required to provide the other driver’s insurance company with a statement?

    You are not required to provide a statement to the other insurance company and, in fact, you should not do so. Remember, the other driver’s insurance company does NOT want to help you. They are likely looking for a statement in order to obtain information that they can then use against you. It is important that you do not provide a statement to any insurance company other than your own after an automobile accident.

  • After an accident, who is responsible for paying for my medical treatment?

    The liable insurance company is responsible for your medical expenses stemming from the accident. The responsible party is also responsible for paying for other damages resulting from the accident, such as lost income from time taken off work to treat your injuries. That being said, the amount that the liable party must pay, as well as the extent of damages they must cover, can vary based on your jurisdiction. It’s important that you seek the guidance of a skilled Portsmouth car accident attorney who can help you navigate the legal process.