What To Do After A Car Accident

The aftermath of a serious car or truck accident is a confusing time. There are important steps that you can take immediately after your car accident to help provide our lawyers with crucial information. Therefore, if you or any of your passengers suffer injuries, it is important to keep the following steps in mind. Remember, the process of building a successful claim for compensation begins with you.

1. Ensure That You Are Safe And Then Call The Police

If you are having trouble moving because of an injury or you do not feel it is safe to exit your car (for example, you are in a crash on an interstate highway), stay where you are. Call the police and wait for them to arrive.

2. Give A Statement To The Police

Tell the police all details relating to the accident. It is important to have an official account of the accident in case the other party attempts to change his or her story.

3. Contact Your Insurance Company

It will be important for you to report the accident to your own insurance provider so they have a record of the accident and can get the insurance information of the other party.

4. Take Notes And Photos If You Can

Write down anything that you remember about the accident before your immediate memory fades. Additionally, take note of any witnesses and get their names and contact information if you can. If you have a camera on your cellphone, take pictures of any damage to the vehicles, skid marks, causative weather conditions or physical injuries.

5. Seek Medical Attention

Get examined by the on-site EMT if there is one. If there isn't, you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible. Make sure you report any pain or emotional distress. Just because you don't think symptoms are related to your accident doesn't mean that they are not. By having documented medical evidence, it will be easier to discern whether or not there is a link between the accident and your injuries.

6. Talk To Cole Law Group Today

Our lawyers will work quickly to evaluate the evidence and crash reports to help you determine the best way to proceed. Additionally, we will handle ongoing interactions with the insurance companies.

Cole Law Group attorneys work as a team to ensure you benefit from our collective wisdom and litigation experience. We will also work closely with you to keep you informed and an active participant in achieving a positive outcome and maximizing the compensation you receive.

From our office in Brentwood, Tennessee, we serve clients throughout the Nashville area. To learn more, email us or call us at 615-490-6020 to schedule a consultation.