Steps that will help your car accident case
No one expects to be in a car accident. However, if this does happen, do you know what to do?
In the unfortunate event that you are injured in a traffic accident, your actions after a traffic accident can have impact on your injury case. Below are some importants informations that will help you in the future.
Do you need treatment?
If you have been involved in an automobile accident and are having any of the symptoms listed below, you should be checked. Auto accidents, even the small ones can really affect you for many years.
Symptoms after a Car Accident can be:
Pain that keep you from sleeping, disrupts your working, Numbness or Tingling in arms or legs, Pain running down your leg, Headaches, Knee Pain, Hip Pain, and Neck Pain.
If you have been in an auto accident, you probably have a lot of questions, please call our Office for additional information that you deserve to know.
Steps to follow after a Car Accident.
1. Call the police.
Call the police and get a police accident report for the car wreck. Your insurance company may request this in order to pay damages. In addition, drivers have been known to give false information. Ask where you can obtain a copy of the accident report.
2. Exchange personal information.
Secure the names, addresses, and driver’s license numbers, telephone number, and insurance information from every driver involved in the accident. If the accident involves a commercial truck, get the owner’s name and registration number.
4. If possible, take photographs.
Take pictures of the damages to your car, the other car, any injuries and the scene of the accident. If it involved a commercial truck, photograph the cab and registration number.
5. Get medical care.
If you are injured, you should seek medical attention. Even if you do not think you are severely injured, you should see a doctor. If you lost consciousness, even momentarily, you may have a head injury. When you hit your head, you may not notice symptoms for several days. So, if you have any unusual symptoms in the weeks following the accident see a doctor and get them checked out.
6. Report the accident to your insurance company.
As soon as possible, tell your insurance company that you have been involved in an accident. Get a copy of the accident report.
7. Talk to a lawyer who specializes in car wrecks.
Shane Smith concentrates in car wrecks.
After an accident, it is helpful to speak to an attorney, especially if you have been seriously injured. An attorney can help you determine if an insurance settlement is adequate to cover your medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering, or if you are not getting all the benefits to which you are entitled.
A good accident lawyer will investigate your accident. He will research the events leading up to the crash, talk to witnesses, inspect the scene, take photographs, even hire experts if that is what it takes to help your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia auto accident, Atlanta personal injury attorney Shane Smith would like to help you get all the compensation that you deserve.
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