Answers And Guidance Following An Accident

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may have dozens of questions. Tarry Law Firm, L.L.C., has dedicated more than a decade to assisting Missouri accident victims, and it often begins with providing clarity in a time of uncertainty. Perhaps these are a few of the questions you have:

What If I'm Not Sure Who Caused A Car Accident?

A determination of who is at fault occurs after investigations of the accident scene, the vehicles involved and the condition of the drivers, among other factors. Even if you believe you may have been at fault, you may not have all the facts. This is why it is best to allow your attorney to assess the evidence and to refrain from admitting guilt or offering even an off-handed apology at the accident scene.

How Soon Do I Need To Report The Accident To My Insurance Company?

Your policy will specify how long you have to file a claim after an accident, but the best advice is to contact your agent as soon as possible, within 24 hours if you can. Prompt reporting of your accident makes it easier to gather police and medical reports and for adjusters to investigate the extent of the damages and injuries before time passes. Our law firm is ready to help you with this step and to deal with the insurance companies until your claim is resolved.

What If The Other Driver Doesn't Have Insurance?

Your situation just became complicated. Even if you carry uninsured motorist coverage on your policy, there is no promise that it will be enough, especially if you are injured. However, you may have other options for pursuing compensation for your losses. Andrew Tarry is ready to help you explore those options.

What Should I Do After A Hit-And-Run Accident?

If you are involved in an accident and the other driver flees the scene, the first thing to do is stay put. Do not attempt to chase the other driver. Instead, follow the steps for what to do after an accident, paying special attention to getting a description of the fleeing vehicle, including:

  • License plate number
  • Make and model
  • Color
  • The direction the driver went

Contact police and medical responders, and get statements from as many witnesses as you can.

Do I Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident?

Having an attorney to guide you through the insurance process, represent you throughout any legal proceedings and work to maximize your claim will certainly benefit you, especially if you suffered injuries in the accident. Legal assistance may be important if the other driver had no insurance or if you are feeling pressure to accept a settlement. However, if you are uncertain about how a lawyer can help, use our online form to schedule a free consultation at our Cape Girardeau offices, or call 573-651-8644 any day of the week.