Were You Injured In An Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Washington state, you may be unsure of the steps to take following the accident. If so, you are not alone. Most accident victims feel overwhelmed, confused and unsure of their next step. Fortunately, many accident victims turn to Thomas S. Olmstead Law Office — where we are prepared to begin helping you as soon as your 911 call ends.

Three Important Steps To Take After An Accident

The first step you should take after an accident is to call 911 — regardless of the severity of the accident or the extent of any injuries. For your legal protection, you need a police report.

The second step you should take is to call an attorney. You should do this before you say anything to the other party or parties involved in an accident. Do not make any statements about your physical condition or claim any level of fault.

The third step is to seek medical care. Even if you do not believe you are injured, you need a thorough examination by a medical professional. Many injuries, including concussions and whiplash, are not immediately evident. If you forgo care, you may suffer unnecessarily both physically and financially, as you may damage your ability to claim compensation should injuries present themselves later.

Accident-Related Questions?

If you have accident-related questions and would like answers from an experienced lawyer, you can call 360-930-6108 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation at our law office in Poulsbo. During your consultation, our attorney will take the time to listen to your story and give you the answers you need for peace of mind.