Virginia Accident Attorney Who Provides Answers
Steps to take after a car accident in Roanoke, Fairfax and all of Virginia
An auto accident is a traumatizing event that renders many people too panicked to act. However, thinking clearly during the immediate aftermath of a car crash is essential. One of the most experienced accident attorneys in Virginia, Michael A. Kernbach knows what crucial steps to take to protect your health and your legal rights.
Be prepared in case you are in an auto accident
Our Virginia personal injury attorneys can guide you to make good decisions. Knowing ahead of time what you would do should an accident occur gives you the confidence to act quickly and rationally. Your plan of action should include:
- Seek medical attention — Even if you feel alright immediately following a crash, seek medical attention. You may have sustained damaging injuries that are not apparent. Call 911 if you suspect that you suffered serious injuries that require immediate care.
- Remain at the scene, but do not admit liability — Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense. Stay at the scene, but be aware that oral and written statements may be used in civil or criminal courts.
- Photograph the scene — Photographs can provide powerful evidence to support your civil claim. Most cell phones come equipped with cameras that you can use for this purpose.
- Talk to an attorney — You must file a personal injury lawsuit within the statutory period or you may permanently forfeit your rights to sue the parties responsible for your injuries. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Virginia accident attorney you can rely on
The Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C. are located in Manassas and Roanoke, Va., and represent clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.