A car accident is very frightening, especially if you have never been in one before. Auto accidents are a daily occurrence on the Atlanta highways and we all hope that it will never happen to us. Once you get in an accident, you are faced with the hassle of dealing with insurance companies, recovering from injuries, missing work, and paying for medical bills that you didn’t account for in your monthly budget. Kaufman Law does not want you to go through any of this alone. Here are a few initial steps in helping you recover from a car accident that you did not plan for.
Even if there aren’t major injuries or property damage, you should always call the police if you have been involved in an accident. It’s important to get a written report of the situation. The police will also help determine fault of the accident.
Get Checked Out
If you were involved in an accident and obtained an injury of any sort, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. If needed, take an ambulance to the hospital and keep records of all hospital and/or doctor visits.
If possible, you should obtain information of the other person involved, as well as the contact info for any witnesses. Get their name, phone number, email address, insurance company, etc.
Photograph all vehicles involved and the surrounding roadway. You can use these in the future if questions about the accident arise.
Seek Legal Representation
Many people do not understand that they have the right to an attorney after a car accident. There is so much an attorney can help with, including compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
In addition to knowing what you should do after after a car accident, it's also important that you know what NOT to do - read here for our top tips.
If you are involved in a car accident, we encourage you to contact our trusted Atlanta law firm today. Consultations are always FREE!