Auto Accident Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What should I do if I’m involved in a traffic accident?
    There are a few steps you can take after your car accident to help protect your health and rights to compensation:
    • See a doctor to rule out internal injuries and get a medical report.
    • Write down what happened while it’s still fresh in your memory.
    • Stay silent, and avoid talking about the accident with friends or insurance adjusters.
    • Call an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer from Cofman Townsley at (888) 223-6225.
  2. When should I settle my case?
    It’s best to consult with your attorney before you decide to settle your case. The insurance company’s settlement offer may not be enough to cover your medical bills and lost wages. We can negotiate on your behalf until you get a fair settlement offer.
  3. Should I give a statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance company?
    No. In fact, it’s best if you don’t say anything to the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies are in business to make money—and sometimes that means twisting the words of innocent victims like you to make you ineligible for compensation. Let your attorney handle all correspondence with the insurance companies.
  4. Who pays for my medical bills if I’ve been injured in an accident?
    If your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, his or her insurance provider should be held responsible for your medical bills and lost wages.

    The legal team at Cofman Townsley has helped many car accident victims like you get the money they’re owed, and we’ll do our best to help you, too. Just dial (888) 223-6225 or fill out a free initial consultation form—you’ll speak with an attorney who can begin building your case right away.
  5. Why do I need a police report?
    A police report is vital evidence for an auto accident claim, as it will be used in your case to establish the facts of the accident. To obtain a copy of the police report, you should call or visit the police department after the car accident.
  6. How soon after the accident should I get a lawyer?
    You should get a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you contact the auto accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley, the more potential evidence we can collect. That means a stronger claim and a higher chance of compensation for you. Don’t wait to get the help you need after your car accident—contact us right away.