After An Accident: What Should You Do?

Being involved in a car accident or other type of personal injury accident can be a very painful and frightening experience. Knowing what to do after an accident will dramatically improve your chances of being able to maximize your claim and recover compensation commensurate to your injuries. Here are some of the steps that will help substantiate your claims of injury and loss following an accident:

  • If you have sustained injury, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. Have a doctor or other medical professional give you a thorough examination to determine the extent of any injuries you may have suffered. Unless you take immediate action to document and treat your injuries, you will have no basis for filing a claim.
  • Return to the scene of the accident as soon as possible so you can gather key evidence or locate potential witnesses. When injuries are minor, this step can be done immediately. Should you be unable to return to the scene, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can assist you preserving the accident scene, conducting a thorough investigation into what may have caused the accident and determining liability.
  • Take pictures and make notes about what you noticed before, during and after the accident. Photos are important, documentary evidence in personal injury claims. Do not just take pictures of the accident scene itself, take pictures of the people and places around the scene as this can help show anything which may have contributed to the accident taking place. Any recollection you have of the accident could also be extremely pertinent to your case.

For an individual to file a personal injury claim, he or she must have sustained serious injury as a result of another person's negligence or neglect. If you have been involved in an accident and want to pursue damages, a personal injury lawyer from our firm stands ready to provide you with the assistance you require. Attorney Tony Kalka is a highly-skilled Alpharetta personal injury lawyer who spent the first part of his career defending insurance companies and is now an aggressive advocate on behalf of accident victims and their families. With our legal team fighting on your behalf, you will be able to actively pursue the most optimal outcome to your case. Call us now to find out how to proceed.

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