I was involved in an auto accident that totaled my car. My car had to be towed from the scene. My mom and I were injured. What is going to happen now?

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I was involved in an auto accident that totaled my car. My car had to be towed from the scene. My mom and I were injured. What is going to happen now?

The guy pulled out in front of us and said he did not see me coming. When we collided, he made it partially across the lanes, but I happened to hit his rear driver side by the brake light area of his truck. My front driver side is completely destroyed. I had a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu sedan and he had a Jeep Cherokee. My mom and I substained back, neck, shoulders, and knee injures. His insurance company recently told me they are not going to accept liability until they have the chance to review the photos from how the road is and of my car. She is to call me Monday. What should I expect?

Asked on June 6, 2009 under Accident Law, Arkansas

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

First and foremost:

1. Contact a lawyer because depending on how that insurance company determines, your insurance company will find out and if it is indeed your fault, it could cause a lot of problems for you.  Try www.attorneypages.com and check his or her record at the Arkansas State Bar.

2. Make sure you and your mom write down exactly what you each remember happened.

3. Make sure you each write down how much out of pocket expense you have had thus far (make sure you have receipts).

4. Make sure you have written down and continue to write down what you are feeling, aches, pains, missed work, etc. Both for you and your mom.


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