Car Accident

| Have Patrick O’Brien in Your Corner After Your Auto Accident

At one time or another, we or our loved ones have been involved in automobile accidents. Often, they can be minor, but these events sometimes cause catastrophic change in our lives. Proper steps must be taken to ensure that the negligent driver in an auto accident fully compensates the people he/she injures.

Our office has over 37 years of experience handling these types of claims. As a young lawyer, Patrick O’Brien represented the insurance companies and knows all the tricks they use to deprive injured people just compensation. He uses his insider knowledge to work hard for clients who have been injured.

We give your case the individual attention it deserves with our team guiding you every step of the way. We are available to speak at any time and handle cases personally – you won’t get handed off to a paralegal. Patrick O’Brien handles all cases directly.

Do’s and Don’ts When Involved in an Automobile Accident

If you are ever in a car accident, it is important to remember the steps you need to take to properly document the exact circumstances of the crash. Below are the main actions you must take, as well as what to avoid doing in the event you are involved in an auto accident.

| Do:

  1. Get a copy of the police report if an officer shows up at the scene
  2. Take photos of your damaged vehicle with your cell phone if you are not badly injured
  3. Provide the driver of the other vehicle your insurance information
  4. Get checked out by your doctor or at an ER as soon as possible and document your injuries
  5. Take your car to a repair facility of your choice for repairs

| Don’t:

  1. Talk to the other driver/admit fault other than exchanging information
  2. Move your vehicle from the scene of the impact until the police show up
  3. Sign a release for the other driver’s insurance company so they may obtain your medical records
  4. Give a recorded statement to a representative of the other driver’s insurance company
  5. Have your car repaired at a facility of the other driver’s insurance representative’s choice

Many people brush off injuries after an automobile accident thinking that they suffered only “bumps and bruises” and they will be fine the next day. However, whiplash injuries to the neck and back may not manifest thoroughly for days or weeks after the collision, resulting in excess pain or suffering.

It is important to see a doctor and document the fact that you were in an automobile collision. If symptoms get worse over time and cause you to miss work or have continued pain, you have medical proof that the injuries were caused by the collision. Letting your quality of life diminish as a result of an injury without taking action is a serious mistake you can avoid if you contact an attorney and pursue just compensation.

Attorney Patrick O’Brien is ready to go to battle for you, seeing your case through to the end. Our office works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us unless your personal injury case is successful. Don’t delay – contact our law firm today at 866-333-4504 to schedule a free consultation with Patrick O’Brien.

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| Awards and Accreditations

5 Star Rated

He has consistently received a 5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability awarded by the organization's peer review rating system.

AV® Preeminent™

Patrick S. O’Brien has been designated an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell annually since 1995.

Best Lawyer & Best Law Firm

He is also proud to have been selected a “Best Lawyer” in America for Railroad Law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. His Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien, LLC has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” in America in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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