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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

Should I wait for the Police after I have been in a collision?

Yes, there is no question that you should wait for the police. Part of the job of the police is to make sure that legitimate, accurate information is obtained from each driver, including their name, address, insurance information, and information pertaining to the ownership of the vehicle. After they have performed their investigation, the officer will usually give you an “exchange sheet” which provides you with this information as to the other driver.

 

If you are going to rely on the trustworthiness of the other driver, who just ran into you, to provide you with accurate information, without the intervention of the police, then you are making a big mistake which could jeopardize your obtaining any recovery at all in your claim.

 

Also, if the damage to the vehicle is sufficient, it is also the job of police to perform a thorough investigation and draw up an accident report detailing the facts of the accident. That report is oftentimes crucial, and is always submitted to the insurance company with our demand package seeking money on your claim.

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If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.