Taking Action At The Scene Of A Crash
A car crash happens in a matter of seconds. The impact can make victims feel disoriented and at a loss as to what to do next. At the law firm of Mitchell Warnock, LLC, our seasoned personal injury attorney can help you pick up the pieces in the weeks and months following a crash. In the moment, however, it is imperative to know what to do to better the odds of recovering damages in the future. Here are some of the steps you should take if you are involved in a collision.
Contact the police as soon as possible, even if you and the other driver do not appear to be injured.
Exchange Insurance Information With The Other Driver
Write down or take photographs of the other driver’s insurance information and driver’s license.
Do not make any statements prior to speaking with a Georgia lawyer. Do not admit fault. A simple, “I am sorry,” can jeopardize your claim and ability to obtain compensation.
Photograph the damage caused to both vehicles and any injuries. You can also take photos of the surrounding area, including street signs, ice on the road, skid marks or any other information that may be helpful to determine what occurred.
Gather Witness Information
If anybody witnessed the crash, take down their name, phone number and address.
Seek Medical Care
Even low-speed crashes can result in injuries that are not visible to the naked eye. If you are not evaluated by a medical professional on scene, go to the doctor as soon as possible following the crash. You may have suffered internal injuries or sustained injuries with delayed symptoms.
Notify Your Insurance Company
Call your insurance company to notify them of the crash. Some insurance companies allow you to file claims online or through their mobile app.
Call A Lawyer Before Making Any Statements
Insurance investigations move quickly. Failing to contact an attorney could result in your claim getting denied.
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The claims process is not as straightforward as you may think – especially after a denial of benefits. If you have been injured, contact me today and set up a free consultation at my Dublin office by calling 478-238-1468 or sending an email.