Todd Henningsen appeared yesterday on Atlanta & Company and to provide
legal advice for those who have been injured in a
car accident in Georgia. Interviewed by host Christine Pullara, Mr. Henningsen gave
three tips that bear repeating here.
First, after a car accident, do not rely on the police to obtain the other
driver's insurance information. Due to the length of time that it
can take for a police report to become available, it is necessary that
you immediately obtain the other driver's insurance information so
that you can report the claim and obtain a rental car if necessary.
Second, when involved in a
personal injury claim make sure that you do not provide a recorded statement or sign any
paperwork with the other party's insurance company without first seeking
legal counsel. Although it may seem like you are "required"
to provide a statement to the other driver's insurance company, the
law does NOT require it. The safest bet is to speak with an experienced
injury lawyer before speaking to the other party's insurance company.
Third, make sure that you are getting the medical treatment that you need.
If you are injured and do not receive medical treatment, the insurance
company will dispute the nature and extent of your injuries. As we tell
many of our client's here at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., if
your injuries are not reported to the doctor and contained in your medical
records, the insurance company will deny that those injuries exist. Please
make sure to tell your health professional all of the injuries you have
sustained and receive medical treatment as soon as possible.
Click here to see the interview with Mr. Henningsen.