What to Do after a Car Crash

What to Do after a Car Crash

A car crash can turn your life upside down. While you might know to stop the car and exchange insurance information with other drivers, you might be overwhelmed from the stress of the moment and might not know what to do to best protect your rights as an accident victim. Each situation is different, but the following are some important steps to remember.

Call 911

You might not think your injuries or the crash were serious enough to call emergency services, however it is usually a good idea to do so. The police can assess the scene and determine whether other drivers violated the law, which can help your future claim. Emergency medical technicians can determine whether you need ambulance transportation to get immediate medical care for serious injuries.

Getting Medical Treatment

If you need an ambulance ride, do not fight it, as getting the treatment you need is your top priority. If you do not need emergency transportation, you still might need to take yourself to the emergency room or urgent care right away. The sooner your injuries are diagnosed, the sooner you can start healing, as well as have timely documentation of your accident-related injuries.

Speak to an Attorney

Even if you are unsure of who was at fault, it is wise to discuss what happened with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your rights. You might not realize that you are entitled to compensation until you have your consultation.

Learn about Your Rights from a Car Accident Lawyer in Covington

After a crash, do not wait to talk to a Covington car accident attorney at the law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC. We have offices in Atlanta, South Atlanta, East Georgia, and the Covington/Conyers/Monroe area, do don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 833.236.9467 today.