When is the best time to reach you?
We have provided a form for you to fill out on our contact page, which gets sent to me directly after you fill it out. You can also call or e-mail me at any time. My Executive Assistant will be happy to set an office appointment for you to meet with me. My law firm's office hours are listed below. Visit our Contact page for more information.

If I get in an accident, what should I do?
If you, a loved one, or friend has been injured in an accident that was not their fault, they need and deserve a professional personal injury lawyer. Early involvement by an experienced attorney allows better case management which improves accident claim results. Victims hurt in vehicle collisions can have an immediate review of their auto accident claim to establish their rights under personal injury law. Important medical evaluations can be made which document the level of the personal injury. Your attorney will be able to order accident scene investigations and interview witnesses to support your personal injury claim. If you have been hurt in a vehicle accident, give me a call at (757) 963-2366.

There are some basic things you should do if you are in an auto accident:

  1. Try to preserve the scene of the accident until the authorities (police, medical, fire) arrive. Leave your car at its original position immediately following the accident.
  2. Call 911 and report the accident. Wait for the police and medical help. If you are injured, insist on being transported to a hospital in an ambulance. Stay in your car unless it is too dangerous to do so. Some serious injuries may not be readily apparent to the person injured.
  3. Cooperate with the police. Inform the police about the accident. Make sure this information is recorded correctly by the police in the official report. Report any personal injury you or passengers in your car may have sustained in the accident. The police should issue traffic citations (tickets) to the at-fault party. These traffic citations may have a significant impact on the amount of money recovered from the personal injury claim.
  4. Record all witnesses' names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
  5. Exchange driver and insurance information with the other party(ies) involved in the accident.
  6. After any initial medical treatment, get follow-up treatment. Any delay in medical treatment could hurt your case. Tell medical personnel about everything you feel may be physically wrong. Keep all of your medical appointments. Missed appointments, or a lapse of time in treatment, could hurt your case.
  7. Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible after your accident. Failure to do so may be grounds for denial of accident coverage. Even if you are at fault, your insurance coverage may provide you with medical benefit payments for your personal injury. It also may be determined that the other driver does not have insurance; if that is the case, your insurance coverage may provide for uninsured motor vehicle coverage as well as payments for damages to your car if you have collision coverage on your policy.
  8. Do not talk to insurance representatives or people representing the other side. Call me. I will deal with them for you. In fact, you should call me after any serious accident, whether you were at fault or not. I will advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities concerning the accident in order for appropriate action to be taken.

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