Helping You With The Steps After A Car Crash
It is not easy to think clearly after a car accident. We would know. At Prine Law Group, we have represented hundreds of people who suffered injuries due to motor vehicle accidents of all kinds.
In our practice, our Georgia personal injury attorneys have identified several steps that can help our clients a great deal if followed after an accident. If you have the presence of mind to follow these steps, you can greatly increase your chance of recovering a high settlement or judgment for your damages.
What To Do After An Auto Accident
If you ever have the misfortune of being in a crash due to another driver’s negligence, try to remember these steps:
- Get medical attention: If necessary, call an ambulance and go to the emergency room. Even if you feel fine and do not have visible bruises or lacerations, schedule a doctor’s appointment as soon as you can. Insurance companies often try to claim that your medical issues are not serious if you did not seek treatment after an accident.
- Request a police report: Call the police and have them file an accident report. This ensures you have objective documentation of the accident.
- Get contact information: Take down the name, insurance information, contact information and license plate number of the other driver or drivers involved. If there are any witnesses present, get their information, too.
- Document the accident scene: Take pictures of the crash scene. This includes all sides of your car and the other driver’s car as well as any damaged property. Take photos of your injuries, if you have them.
There is one more important thing to do: Consult a personal injury attorney immediately. The insurance company’s representatives will contact you as soon as they can. Be aware that they do not have your best interests in mind. They want you to admit fault somehow so they can lower your settlement. Instead, get a car accident lawyer on your side who can help you.
Learn More In A Completely Free Consultation
At Prine Law Group, we can help you with every detail of the aftermath of a car accident. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please call our Macon law office at 478-201-9755 or send us an email.