What to Do After an Accident in Atlanta, GA
After an Accident: The Do's & Don'ts
After an accident, there are certain actions you must take – and
others you must avoid. At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we know how
an injury claim can be compromised if you make the wrong move. The
Atlanta car accident lawyers at our firm can help you pursue the compensation you deserve, and we urge
you to follow these steps so that your case can progress without difficulties.
Steps You Should Take After an Accident
#1: Call Law Enforcement to the Scene
Get law enforcement on the scene so that you are protected from other
vehicles moving in the area, as well as to make a police report regarding
the accident. Take the name and badge number of the officers so that the
report of the accident can be obtained easily at a later date.
#2: Get Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers
It could be important to have the names, addresses and phone numbers of
any witnesses, in addition to the other driver. In many cases, the responsible
party could claim that they were not the cause of the accident, but the
witnesses that were present could help to support your claim.
#3: Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
Whether you have just had a slip & fall, a car accident, or you were
injured in any other way, the most urgent issue is to get medical treatment.
If you are able to move, have someone drive you to the emergency room
or your doctor. This should take place as early as possible after the injury.
#4: Call an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Get legal representation as early as possible after the accident. At our
firm, we ensure that every detail of your case is managed professionally,
with your interests as our focus. Our Atlanta injury attorneys take care
of all the legal issues in pursuing compensation, so you don't have
to be concerned or deal with confusing legal issues.
Things to Avoid After an Accident
#1: Don't Admit Fault or Discuss the Accident
It is important that you don't engage in a discussion about the accident
with anyone present. When law enforcement is involved, be polite and recount
the incident as accurately as possible, but you may want to avoid accepting
blame – it actually may have been another party's actions that
led to the accident.
#2: Don't Talk to an Insurance Adjuster
Insurance companies, even your own, are not interested in paying out the
maximum amount of compensation available. They ask questions geared toward
finding ways to reduce your claim. Allow our firm to take on this task
so you don't make errors that could reduce your settlement.
#3: Don't Release Your Medical Records
If an insurance company is asking for your medical records, allow our
firm to manage this process. It can make a big difference in how much
you get in a settlement if this aspect of your case is managed correctly.
We know how to best protect the rights of the injured – it is what we do.
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Even a minor fender bender can be an upsetting experience; a more serious
accident is dangerous, with the potential for very serious injuries, whether
that includes broken bones, soft tissue injuries such as bruising, strains
or whiplash. The most tragic accidents can lead to permanent injuries,
disabilities, disfigurement or loss of life. After any accident, the actions
you take could affect your ability to get compensation. For this reason,
you should not hesitate to involve our firm as soon as possible.
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