What To Do In Case of a Car Accident

If you or someone you love has been in any kind of vehicle accident, there are steps you should take to ensure your safety and that you be prepared to take the matter to court if necessary. The attorneys at the Atlanta Law Firm of Hart Law can help make sure that you do everything in your power to protect yourself from injury, and get the compensation you deserve for your suffering and damages.

First, you must remain at the scene, get yourself to a safe location and turn on your flashers. Vehicles should remain in place unless they are blocking traffic or create a danger. If the vehicles must be moved, document the location of the vehicles at the time of the accident. Call 9-1-1. If there has been an injury, request an ambulance. Regardless of how minor you think the auto accident is, you should always report it to the police. Unless you have been injured and need medical treatment, do not leave the scene until the police have arrived and have your statement about what happened.

You or a family member should contact the experienced Atlanta, GA personal injury and car accident lawyers at the Hart Law Firm immediately. Get as many details of the accident as possible. Take pictures of the accident scene, damaged vehicles and any injuries sustained. (Most cell phones have cameras)

Get the names and numbers of any witnesses to the accident who may later be able to help prove your claim, including passengers in other vehicles and those in the vehicle involved in the collision.

Keep a written account of any conversations and dealings with the other individuals involved in the accident, police or rescue personnel and any witnesses. Do not discuss the accident with insurance investigators that may arrive on scene. You are required to cooperate with your own insurance company, but have the right to have an attorney present.

Keep records of all of your medical appointments and costs. Also, keep a diary of your activities of daily living and how the injury is affecting you and your family. Taking these steps will ensure that, when the time comes, you will have all of the evidence you need to have a strong case in court.

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