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What to Do After an Accident in Georgia?

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The first few hours after your accident can make all the difference in how you are able to recover. A collision can occur in a flash. The only way to be prepared to handle the aftermath is to know ahead of time what you should expect and what you need to do.

You will especially need to be aware of how your actions can affect any personal injury claims that you may want to file. To ensure that you do not undercut your own interests, you should consult with an attorney each step of the way. Even now, our car accident lawyers can equip you with the knowledge you need for how to respond to a crash.

What You Should Do: Collect Information

One of the first things you should do is call the police.

Even if there appear to be no injuries, they will need to file a report. You may want to ask for a copy of the report later.

In addition, you should collect a great deal of information yourself.

Take photos of the scene as a whole, get pictures of each car, and be sure to clearly photograph any damage. You may also want to take a picture of the intersection, road conditions, etc.

You should write down the full name and contact information of any other drivers and passengers in their cars.

You will also need the name and number of their insurance companies as well. If there are any witnesses to the accident, then you will want their full names and contact information, in case you need their testimony. Before you call your insurance provider, contact your lawyer. You will need to be prompt when you a report an accident to your insurance company, so call your lawyer as soon as possible so that you can relate the facts of the crash to your insurance company.

Depending on the nature of your injuries, you will want to go to the hospital or to your doctor soon after the incident.

Getting immediate treatment can be vital to your health. Insurance adjusters or others who look at your claim may not take your injuries seriously if you don't seek medical help. Medical records are invaluable to a personal injury claim.

Report anything that feels wrong with you to your doctor, and in the coming weeks document any symptoms or issues you have. Even if you do not feel any injuries, you should still visit your doctor as soon as possible. Many serious conditions, such as internal bleeding or spinal cord damage, may not make themselves known for at least 24 hours.

Symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, neck or arm pain, feeble legs, or exhaustion can all point to serious conditions that may need immediate medical treatment.

Find Help from a Trusted Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney

Regardless of whether you are working with your insurance or with the other driver's insurance, these companies are notorious for offering low settlements or rejecting claims. Be sure that you are being treated fairly and protect yourself from insurance bad faith. Retain the services of a respected auto accident lawyer.

At Kalka & Baer LLC, our car accident attorneys have more than 30 years of experience representing families in need. We are committed to providing outstanding services to all of our clients. Our testimonials and proven track record are a testament to this very fact.

What Not To Do After a Car Accident in Alpharetta

When you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, there are certain things you are required by law to do, such as exchanging insurance information if possible with the other driver(s). There are also things you should NOT do following an accident. Violating them could make a difference in whether any claim you may make for injuries or damages is honored. The personal injury attorneys at Kalka & Baer LLC in Alpharetta can answer all your questions and help you get the compensation you deserve when the other driver is at fault.

Below are some main actions you should NOT do after an accident:

  • You cannot leave the scene of the accident. That would be considered a hit-and-run, which is a very serious criminal offense.
  • Don't admit fault to anyone. Your attorney, if you have one, and the insurance companies will sort it out. Any insurance company is sure to use this admission against you. If you are partially at fault, admitting to anything can be interpreted to make you fully responsible for the crash. Even a well-meant apology to the other driver can be twisted to mean that you accepted blame.
  • Don't delay in seeking medical attention. If the accident is relatively minor, you may think you are not hurt. But some soft tissue injuries don't show up until hours, even days, after the impact. If you delay seeking medical help, the opposing side can question the severity of your injuries because you did not seek medical attention right away.
  • Don't fail to make a police report. A police report officially documents the facts of the accident.
  • Don't talk with or give a statement to the other driver's insurance company without first consulting with a personal injury attorney. Likewise, don't sign any paperwork, releases or accept settlement checks from the other party's insurance company without consulting with a personal injury attorney first. You do not want to give more information than is necessary. It is in your best interests to consult with an attorney before you contact an insurance company. Never deal with insurance without legal advice.

The above is not a complete list. Don't jeopardize your injury claim by not knowing what to do. Contact our firm immediately to learn more and how we can help you recover compensation.

Contact Kalka & Baer LLC Today!

Our attorneys' skills and passions have also been recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine, as they were included in the selection of Rising StarsSM. When you need help filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim with your insurance provider, look to the dedicated professional at Kalka & Bear, LLC.

We are ready to fight for your best interests. Contact our firm to schedule your free consultation today.

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