The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker wants to make sure that everyone injured in an automobile accident understands what to do next. This is why we frequently publish blogs with step-by-step guidance. You may learn more about what to do after a car accident by reading on, then calling us at 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
You should almost always call the police
If you are involved in a minor fender bender while backing up at three miles per hour and there is no damage or injuries, you may not need to notify the cops. In almost all other circumstances, though, it is worthwhile to call. You should call if there is any kind of injury. You should call if the damage is at least $1,000. When you wind yourself in court, having a police record can be a very powerful piece of evidence.
Keep track of everything you can
While the police report will be useful, you should still have your own proof. Take photographs of the proof. Take photos of the accident scene, including any skid marks, street signs or lights, and any car damage.
Exchange information with all parties involved
You know you need the other driver's name, contact information, and insurance information, but you might not realize how important it is to obtain information from the witnesses as well. Do not assume that the police have obtained this information correctly; instead, be proactive and gather your own information.
Obtain medical attention
Obviously, you should be carried away in an ambulance if your injuries are significant or life-threatening. Even if you do not believe you have been gravely hurt, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. This could be your doctor or a nearby urgent care facility. If you want to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve from your personal injury lawsuit, you must have proof of your injuries.
Consult an attorney
Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 after you are secure, have seen a doctor, and are ready to speak with an attorney. We'll be happy to assist you in determining your alternatives. We can decide if you have a solid case once you give us the basics of your case and chat to us about any proof you have. If you do, and we accept the job, you will be hired on a contingency basis.
For you, this is a win-win situation. It means you don't have to pay us anything until we win your case - and if we don't win, you don't have to pay us at all. There is absolutely no danger, so call us right now to learn more about your alternatives.