What To Do After A Car Accident

If you've been injured in a car accident, your life has almost certainly suffered a significant disruption. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may suddenly be facing a long road back to good health and financial stability. Fortunately, you don't have to walk this road alone. One of your most important allies after an injury caused by someone else's negligence is your attorney, who can help you identify and complete all the steps you should take to obtain justice after an accident.

At Freise & Ferguson PLLC, the advice we offer depends on the specific circumstances of each of our clients. But some initial suggestions apply to most car accident victims, which we list here so that you can make informed decisions from the moment you are injured.

  • Seek medical attention. Your first priority after any accident is to get professional medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. The legal system has tools to compensate you for your medical expenses when appropriate, but there is no way to retroactively deliver time-sensitive medical care.
  • Keep in mind that not all symptoms are immediately obvious. We advise accident victims to see a doctor even when their injuries seem minor at first. While some injuries like broken bones are visible right away, many forms of severe injury such as neck pain, back pain and brain injury might not appear until days or weeks after the accident.
  • Keep detailed records. If your injuries are not too severe after your accident, be sure to get the responsible party's contact information as well as that of the insurer. Likewise, keep a written record of your medical treatment. These records are useful documentation of both the extent of your injuries as well as the financial burden that your injuries have placed on you.
  • Speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. The surest way to get the maximum compensation available after an accident is to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Freise & Ferguson PLLC, we have been serving car accident victims and other personal injury plaintiffs for more than 40 years.

Aggressive Legal Representation For A Wide Range Of Traffic Accidents

The roads are inherently dangerous, with so many massive vehicles moving at high speeds. Washington's climate doesn't help — the frequent rain, fog and road spray provide additional hazards on the road, especially in winter.

No matter what type of accident you've been in, we can help. This includes:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Take The First Step — Speak With A Lawyer Today

You don't have to face a personal injury alone. At Freise & Ferguson PLLC, we care about our clients' long-term interests, and we are committed to helping you obtain justice after an injury on the road.

Call 206-518-9433 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Lynnwood office. You can also reach us by email. Weekend appointments are available by request.