What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Motor vehicle accidents are sudden, unexpected and overwhelming. You may be rattled by the collision and not know what to do next. Unfortunately, the steps that you take in the immediate aftermath of an accident can greatly impact your physical health and potential legal claim. Below, we outline key steps to take after a motor vehicle accident so that you are prepared to protect your best interests.

The law office of Michael M. Calabro, Esq., is ready to guide you through the challenging phases after a collision. For more than 30 years, Georgia residents have trusted our attorney to pursue compensation after an accident and protect their rights.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call 678-987-8425 to schedule a free case consultation. We will carefully evaluate your accident and provide counsel on how to proceed.

Key Steps To Take After An Accident

  1. Call emergency personnel. If an accident causes serious vehicle damage or any injury, Georgia law requires that someone report the accident to police. Call an ambulance for emergency medical assistance if necessary.
  2. Take pictures of the scene of the accident. Document all damaged property, injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident for legal and insurance purposes.
  3. Record key information. Write down the names, numbers, license plates and insurance information of all involved parties. If there were any witnesses, you should also record their names and contact information.
  4. Seek medical attention. It is vital to seek medical attention if any injuries, especially head injuries, are apparent or suspected. Nothing is more important than your health, and treatment can begin right away. Some injuries will not manifest until later, so even if you feel fine, you should be examined by a doctor. Our lawyer is prepared to fight for reimbursement of medical expenses and help you prove that another driver was at fault for the accident.

Contact Us For Capable Legal Guidance

It is never a good idea to apologize to other drivers, passengers or passersby. Any perceived admission of guilt can be used to claim damages against you in future proceedings. Do not provide any evidence or recorded statements to an insurance provider until you have discussed your situation with a lawyer. Insurers often prioritize cost savings above the well-being of accident victims and look for opportunities to minimize any compensation they owe you.

Our lawyer is always ready to assist accident victims in Fulton County. Don't be left alone to manage a personal injury claim or other legal action after a collision. Contact our Alpharetta office online or call 678-987-8425 to schedule a free consultation.