5 Things You Must Do After You’ve Being in an Auto Accident

1:38 PM, Feb 18, 2021
2:38 PM, Jun 18, 2021
5 Things You Must Do After You’ve Being in an Auto Accident

1. You Must Focus Your Energy On Healing & Recovery.

If you or someone you love have suffered serious injuries in an auto accident and are considering a personal injury lawsuit, your focus should be on getting as healthy as possible. This seems obvious, but it is easier said than done. Shortly after your collision, insurance adjusters will start calling. You’ll get a call from the bodily injury adjuster. Another call from the MedPay adjuster. And another call from the property damage adjuster. They’ll press you for information on your health, where you are treating, and for a statement. You may then get a call from your health insurance saying they are denying coverage for your care until you go through your auto insurance. These distractions are the last thing you need when you are trying to rest and recover. There’s a better way. While you focus on your health, a Burg Simpson attorney can focus on your legal claims and get the insurance companies to stop calling.

2. The Insurance Adjusters Are Not Your Friends

As noted above, soon after a collision is reported, insurance adjusters will start calling. They will likely be friendly. They will likely say they want to get this resolved for you quickly. They will record every call. These adjusters are not your friends. The insurance adjuster’s job is to offer you the lowest possible compensation for your injuries in exchange for you giving up your right to sue. Don’t risk jeopardizing your right to just compensation by dealing with these adjusters alone. Burg Simpson’s personal injury team is well versed in the games and pressure tactics insurance adjusters use. Let us handle your communications with the insurance companies and put your case on the best possible footing. Working together, we can secure the recovery you deserve.

3. You Must Begin Collecting Evidence Right Away

Strong evidence of your injuries plays a direct role in the compensation you receive from an adjuster or a jury. Too often, however, people wait too long to begin collecting crucial evidence. Memories that were once fresh fade. Video of the collision from local CCTV cameras are overwritten. Bruises, cuts, and wounds heal. If evidence and documentation of what happened and your injuries is not collected quickly, it can be lost forever. Securing this evidence yourself can be a tall order, when you are balancing doctor visits, physical therapy appointments, and trying to rest. Burg Simpson’s personal injury attorneys can help. While you focus on your health, Burg Simpson’s team can collect the evidence that is needed to prove your claim and get you the recovery you need.

3. You Must File Your Claim On Time.

There are strict limits on the time you have to file a lawsuit following your auto collision. In Ohio, for example, you have two years to file a lawsuit following a collision. Two years may seem like a lot of time, but it moves faster than you think. How many times have you looked at what month it was and wondered how time had flown by. When faced with doctor appointments, surgeries, and health problems on top of your existing family and work obligations, weeks can quickly turn into months, and even years. If you delay pursuing your legal rights, you might wait too long. Most attorneys will not file a lawsuit without documentation of what happened and evidence of your injuries. Attorneys, however, cannot collect this documentation and evidence overnight. For example, it regularly can take a month or more to collect medical records that confirm a diagnosis. This means if you wait too long, you may not be able to find an attorney to represent you and you may not be able to file your claim to protect your rights. Don’t wait. Contact Burg Simpson’s personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after your wreck to protect your ability to receive compensation for your injuries and the justice you deserve.

5. You Must Know that You Are Not In This Alone. Burg Simpson Is Here to Help.

For decades, Burg Simpson’s nationally recognized personal injury attorneys in Cincinnati have been fighting to protect the rights of individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and throughout the country. We can help you too. You have rights, and we are here to ensure that you are not taken advantage of. Burg Simpson has the resources and experience necessary to take your case to trial if the insurance companies will not offer just compensation.

Call Burg Simpson today at (513)852-5600 or click here for a free case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office has decades of experience fighting injustices throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and the nation. They represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of defective pharmaceutical products and medical devices, motor vehicle collisions, tractor trailer crashes, and dangerous products.

Burg Simpson is a national law firm with offices across the country and more than 60 attorneys. Burg Simpson has the experience, reputation, and resources to fight for you against the biggest companies in the world.

Burg Simpson's attorneys are nationally recognized as top litigators. Examples of some of the honors that Burg Simpson has been humbled to accept include:

  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2020,” Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Cincinnati (Janet Abaray)
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2014 and 2021,” Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Cincinnati (Janet Abaray)
  • 27 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report
  • 32 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars – Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • No. 1 Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Actions in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation - The Legal 500
  • No. 1 National Products Liability Firm – Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 25 Most Influential Law Firms in America – National Trial Lawyers
  • National Top Tier Law Firm – US News and World Report Best Law Firms

If you have been hurt in an auto collision, by a dangerous drug, or by a defective product, it is extremely important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact Burg Simpson’s Ohio office right now by filling out aFree Case Evaluation Form, or call us directly at 1-513-852-5600. We are here to help.