Steps to Take after an Atlanta Car Accident

By Grant Law Office on November 28, 2012 - Comments off

If you drive in Atlanta, it is crucial that you understand what to do if you are ever involved in a car accident. The steps you take immediately following the collision may affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your losses. Your heart may be racing after the crash or you may be dazed or in a state of confusion. But the steps you take immediately after an accident can have a direct effect on the success or failure of your personal injury claim.

First, you must determine if someone has been hurt. If you or anyone else has suffered an injury, contact the police and remain at the scene of the crash. While you are waiting for the authorities to arrive, you should begin to gather information. Write down the names and numbers of everyone involved. It is important to write down their insurance information and policy number. Make sure you get information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash as well. While talking to others, do not admit fault or apologize for the crash.

Post Car Accident Steps

If possible, you should take photos of the crash site. Take pictures of the vehicles, how they are positioned, and the damage they have sustained. Photograph any injuries you may have suffered. If you don’t have a camera, cell phone photos may prove just as useful.

Once you have filed an accident report with the authorities, it is important that you seek prompt medical attention. You should go to the hospital even if you are not sure how badly hurt you are. This will increase your chances of having a full recovery, and your medical records can be used in court to prove that you were injured.

Last but not least make sure you discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. The experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., help victims get fair compensation for their losses. To discuss your case at absolutely no cost, please call our offices today at (404) 995-3955, and please review our Client Testimonials to see how we have provided others with excellent legal representation.

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