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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident—no matter how severe—can be extremely traumatizing. Here is an easy breakdown of the steps to take following an accident and how they can help you and your case in the future:

Call for Help

If there are injuries to passengers in your vehicle or another, and you are able to, call for help immediately. Getting medical attention right away can be the difference between life and death in many serious crash situations.

Move Your Vehicle

If there are no injuries and your vehicle still runs, move it out of the road. This will not only ease up traffic for everyone else on the road, but it will ensure that you remain out of harm’s way. Many times other drivers do not give accidents an adequate amount of space when trying to pass and they drive too close. This can end up causing more damage and injury than before.

Report the Accident

It’s important to report the accident to police as soon as possible. They will be able to file an official report and give a ticket or citation to the party at fault.

Gather Information

While you’re waiting for the police to arrive, make sure to get all the contact information for the driver of the other car, all the passengers, and any witnesses that have stopped. Get names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. And above all, make sure to get the other driver’s insurance information.

Take Photos

If you have your phone or a camera on you, take photos of all areas of your car, whether or not they are visibly damaged. Make sure to get all four sides—take a picture of the roof as well if you feel it’s necessary!

Get Medical Attention

Whether or not you feel as if you have been injured in the wreck, it’s important to get cleared by a medical professional. If you begin to develop symptoms after the crash, document everything carefully. This could help immensely if you decide to seek compensation for damages.

Call Your Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

Getting experienced legal representation is the best way to protect your best interest and get back on your feet after an accident. The talented car accident attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve to pay back any medical bills or replace lost wages.

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