What to Do After an Accident

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What To Do After An Accident

Stay where you are and contact help right away. There is a certain amount of chaos which immediately follows any kind of accident with or without injuries. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident or a pedestrian accident it is essential to stay at the scene of the accident.If you are able to, check on all other drivers and passengers.
Do not admit fault or apologize for any actions at the scene.Get medical help for anyone who needs it, but do not move anyone who is not conscious or has neck or back pain. Call 911.The police need to be called when injuries, a death, or property damage occurs. Request that a police report be filed, and get the name and badge numbers of police who do arrive on the scene.Call The Law Office of Timothy McCalep at 404-988-5809 immediately. While my office is located in Atlanta, I can guide you through the important stages of this type of incident anywhere in Georgia. You may email me after the incident as well.


Key Steps Following An Accident

Record the scene as best possible with your mobile device. You can photograph or video the scene, and you should make sure your video is secure and backed up for possible future use.

If you are able, get as complete information from the other drivers and passengers involved in the crash. Critical information includes:

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Addresses
  • Driver’s license number
  • License plate number
  • Basic insurance information

Talk to people who may have just witnessed your accident. Get as much witness information as possible, including their names and phone numbers.

While you should contact your insurance provider soon after the accident, do not talk to insurance adjusters who may or may not be on the scene moments after the crash. Talk to a lawyer first.

Sound Legal Representation When You Need It Most

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident, keep a log of every exam and treatment you received. This information will be useful for your attorney if you need to prove fault or get compensation for your future rehabilitation costs including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medical expenses
  • On-going medical procedures
  • Compensation for loss of your spouse
  • Spouse’s wages
  • Severe pain and suffering

Your insurance company may propose a settlement offer, but it is best to seek wise counsel before accepting any insurance offer. You need to be sure your injuries have been treated in full.

Contact me to maximize your recovery at The Law Office of Timothy McCalep at 404-988-5809.