At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we want to ensure that anyone involved in a car accident knows what to do. This is why we often post blogs giving instructions on what to do. You can read on to get the facts about actions to take after a car accident, then contact us at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney.
- You Should Always Call the Police – Almost
- Document Everything You Can
- Exchange Information with All Involved Parties
- Get Medical Care
- Talk to an Attorney
If you are in a minor fender bender in which you were driving three miles per hour while backing up, and there is no damage or injuries, then you may not need to call the police. However, in almost all other cases, it is worth calling. If there is any injury then you should call. If there is at least $1,000 in damage, you should call. Having a police report can be a very strong piece of evidence when you end up in court.
While the police report will be helpful, it is still important to have your own evidence. Take pictures of the evidence. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any skid marks, street signs or lights, and the damage of all vehicles.
You know that you need the name, contact information, and insurance information from the other drivers but you may not realize how essential it is to get info from the witnesses as well. Do not assume that the police have accurately gathered this information – be proactive and get your own information too.
Obviously, if your injuries are serious or life-threatening, you should be taken away in an ambulance. However, even if you do not feel you are seriously injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. This can be your physician or your local urgent care office. Having documentation of your injuries is a must if you want to ensure that you get the benefits you should from your personal injury case.
Once you are safe, have seen the doctor, and are ready to talk to an attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We are standing by to help you find out what your options are. Once you give us the basics of your case and talk to us about any evidence you have, we can determine if you have a strong case. If you do, and we decide to take it on, then you will be taken on a contingency basis.
This is a win-win for you. It means that you do not pay us a cent until we win your case – and if we do not win your case then you never pay us. There is no risk at all so call us now to find out more about your options.