Take Action To Help Yourself After A Car Accident
Your drivers’ education class probably taught you how to be a defensive driver, but they probably did not teach you what to do if another driver causes an accident. When a crash or collision occurs, you are probably in shock. Your closest family member may read this before you are able to focus on what to do. An experienced personal injury lawyer on your side from the start can help ensure you do not miss opportunities to recover compensation you are eligible for at any point during your recovery.
No One Expects To Get Into A Car Crash
Driving is such a common activity, few ever really stop to think they could be involved in a minor car accident, let alone, suffer life-changing injuries in a severe crash. Even if you are not severely injured, it isn’t always easy to know exactly what to do after a car accident.
At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, we work with clients throughout Georgia and South Carolina who have been in traffic accidents. We have seen firsthand how easy it is for that feeling of unreality and confusion to lead to unintended consequences. You may inadvertently say something that could later come back to damage your case or enable an insurance company to deny your claim.
Many people are confused as to what they should do after an accident. Here are four things we recommend you do as soon as possible:
- Contact the police. It is important to have an official report of the accident.
- Document what happened. Take pictures with your phone of the vehicles involved, your injuries and any other property damage. If there are witnesses, write down their contact information.
- Get medical attention, even if you are not sure you have been hurt. Injuries such as whiplash might not show until days after an accident.
- Contact a lawyer. Do not make a statement to an insurance company before you talk to an attorney.
Call Us As Soon As Possible After A Collision
Call us as soon as you can after a collision and before evidence is lost and witnesses disperse. In Georgia, call our Cartersville office at 678-721-0417. In South Carolina, call our Greenville office at 864-326-3073 for a free initial consultation, or use our convenient form.