If you’ve been in a motor vehicle collision, stay calm. If you are injured, or require the police to assist you, call 911. If you are able, get as much information as you can. However, your primary focus should be to make sure you and your family are safe. Take pictures of the scene and the damages to yourself and the vehicles involved if you can.
Moments after an accident you and your loved ones will likely feel anxious and unsettled at best, or you may be seriously injured. These unknowns are the scariest in the direct aftermath of a collision, and the extent of your physical, emotional or financial damages probably won’t be obvious to you at the time. For this reason Brady has prepared this valuable “What Now?” document to assist you regarding the information that should be gathered at the scene of an accident.
Your insurance company represents you, but is in a business and is committed to its own financial interests. It’s important to speak with an attorney who is committed to representing your interests to help you recover “damages” which include medical bills related to the accident, as well as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life.
If you are making an insurance claim, or considering a personal injury lawsuit, Brady Mertz is here to help.
Do you need answers to face real life challenges as a result of a car or motorcycle accident, work accidents, slip and fall, malpractice, wrongful death or other tragedies due to negligence, reckless conduct or intentional misconduct? Personal Injury Attorney Brady Mertz can connect you with support organizations, printable worksheets, basic information regarding insurance claims and the laws that apply to your case.
Be prepared – download and print out a copy of the “What Now?” Document for every vehicle you or your family owns.
If you have been in an accident, Brady offers free case evaluations for prospective clients. Call our office to discover your legal options.
We provide legal services - mostly to individuals. We represent people involved in motor vehicle collisions, bicycle collisions, motorcycle collisions, premises liability claims, medical malpractice disputes, family law issues, divorces, custody, property division, landlord/tenant disputes, and employment matters. Brady Mertz is a Salem, Oregon personal injury lawyer specializing in medical malpractice and family law, and has been serving Oregon, and the Mid-Willamette Valley since 1997.