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I just got into a Car Accident: What do I do now?

January 8, 2019

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Car accidents happen all the time, even more so with all the distracted drivers out there. Chances are, that at some point you will find yourself injured in an auto accident.

If you plan on claiming your injuries and damages, there are certain things you can do to help strengthen your case. Here are four things to keep in mind.

  1. The first thing you should do is get the medical attention you need. Your health is first and foremost. Try to get copies of all of the records. Also, keep a diary and note the important details of your treatment.
  2. As soon as you are able to do so, write down details of the accident. Where did it happen? What were the road conditions like? Were there any witnesses who could be contacted? Remember, details make a big difference in your case so make good notes before you forget.
  3. Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company. This is in bold letters for a reason because this is the biggest mistake people make. The other party’s insurance company has a goal of giving you the lowest amount possible. They are not there to help. Do not talk to them. Leave that up to your attorney. Which brings us to the fourth point…
  4. Lawyer up! Get an experienced injury attorney on your side. Your choice of attorney can make a big difference in your case. That is why you should choose a bare-knuckled trial lawyer like Attorney Mike Bowser.

Why Mike Bowser?

  • Mike Bowser been fighting for three decades to get justice for citizens like you.
  • His is a trial lawyer who is willing to take matters to court and fight. He does not take the easy way out.
  • He is well known by all over MA, NH & ME and has over 200 five star reviews from satisfied clients.
  • He has won many numerous cases for his personal injury clients including a $1.5M Wrongful Death claim. Just take a look at some of his case results below.

If you were involved in a car wreck and want justice, don’t delay. Call now to set up your free consultation at (888) 517-3482.

Here are some results from cases won by Attorney Mike Bowser:

1.5MM WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
$1,500,000.00

Injury

Sixty-five (65) year old client was struck and killed by a drunk driver who was also texting immediately prior to the collision.

Challenge

At the time of his death, the Decedent was retired and morbidly obese, with numerous serious health conditions. Therefore, the Decedent’s monetary loss and life expectancy were in contest and were major factors in assessing the value of the Decedent’s life. Toxicologist expert retained to determine true number of alcoholic drinks consumed by Defendant based on Blood Alcohol Content. Expertise of Drunk Driving Defense to successfully serve personal injury client.

Result

After a pre-litigation mediation, the Estate claim settled for $1,500,000.00. No prior offers.

Injured in Rear End Car Collision
$695,000.00

Injury

Healthy, active, 21 year old injured in rear end car collision. Client sustains back and neck injuries resulting in permanent nerve damage (occipital neuralgia) and recurrent debilitating headache. Client forced into honorable medical discharge from Army National Guard Unit, left with 6% whole person permanent impairment.

Challenge

Client settles initial personal injury claim against responsible driver for policy limits of $20,000 but his own insurance carrier will not make offer to compensate him under UNDERINSURED provisions of his own policy, carrier refuses to submit claim to arbitration and forces client to file suit to recover any portion of his own insurance policy.

Result

Jury trial proceeds in Hillsborough Superior Court, Nashua, NH (December 2009). Insurance carrier makes first offer of $40,000 at jury selection, increase offer to $60,000 at trial. Client rejects low offers well below his original demand, which is within the available remaining policy limits of $230,000. Jury returns verdict against insurance carrier of $695,000.

Lost Wages Due To Car Accident
$215,000.00

Injury

Broken arm (humorous bone), torn rotator cuff.

Challenge

Married father of two recently back to work following long period of unemployment. Driving home from work, sitting in traffic, he is struck from behind at high speed, resulting in broken humorous bone and torn rotator cuff. Due to personal injury, surgeries and recovery time, client unable to return to work and newly acquired job is lost.

Result

Rather than waiting for medical end-point to be reached before beginning settlement negotiations suit is filed immediately. Litigation proceeds quickly through discovery process to identify all available insurance coverage and the status of the defendant driver and his employer/corporation. Pre-trial personal injury settlement reached early to put client and his family back on track financially. $215,000.00

Low Back Injury and Lost Wage Claim
$180,000.00

Injury

Middle aged client suffers low back injury following rear end collision. Medical bills totaling $72,000 with lost wage claim.

Challenge

Defense challenges the severity of the injury and course of treatment including fact that client returned to full time physical work for eight months before lower back condition deteriorated to point requiring surgery, L2-L3 discectomy.

Result

Personal injury suit filed after case referred to B&V by prior counsel who could not settle case. Pre-trial private mediation results in settlement. $180,000

What is the Bowser Law Difference?

Mike Bowser has unique experience and knowledge which he uses to protect his clients.

  • Mike Bowser is the only Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist who practices in MA, NH & ME. This means he had to pass rigorous examinations and interviews about his knowledge of DUI law to become certified.
  • Clients who have hired Mike Bowser LOVE him! Take one look at his reviews and you will see why Mike Bowser is The Most Reviewed 5 Star DUI Defense Lawyer Practicing in MA, NH & ME!
  • He uses his deep understanding of forensic science to pick apart the evidence against you and looks for errors that he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case with the goal of highlighting these issues and putting you in the best possible position.
  • He is a ruthless cross-examiner who is at home in the courtroom.Judges, prosecutors, and police officers often praise his professionalism and knowledge.

If you are facing a DUI charge, don’t delay. Call now to setup your
free, detailed consultation at

(888) 526-9737

25 years of Proven Personal Injury Results.

(888) 526-9737