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What Do I Do After an Accident?

After a car accident, it’s crucial to know the proper steps to take. This guide focuses solely on what to do in the immediate aftermath of a collision. From checking for injuries to exchanging information and documenting the scene, we provide clear instructions to help you navigate the post-accident process with confidence and clarity.

1.Ensure Safety & Take Photos/Videos: If it’s safe and possible, immediately record the aftermath of the collision. Then, if your car is operational, move it nearby to a safe location. If you cannot move your vehicle safely, turn on your hazard lights to alert those around you.

2. Check on Others: If conditions permit, check on other parties involved in the collision. At this point in time, it is highly recommended to start recording the audio of involved parties, even without their knowledge. This can be beneficial to defend against admissions by party opponent.

3. Call 911: Report the accident to the police in order to determine who is at fault. Try not to place blame on the other party, and let the police decide who, if anyone, is at fault.

4. Gather More Information: Collect all the information you can from the other parties involved, including the drivers’ and passengers’ names, make and model of the cars, license plate numbers, insurance information, location of the accident, and information of the eyewitnesses (if any). This is another great opportunity to obtain more photos and videos.

5. Seek Medical Attention: Immediately following your accident, oftentimes there are “hidden” injuries that appear days after the accident. It is important to seek the appropriate medical attention to avoid unwanted surprises.

6. Contact 770GOODLAW: Contact us immediately if you have any questions, and expedite your path to physical, mental, and financial recovery.

Remember, your health and safety are the top priorities after an accident!

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If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, contact the experienced Norcross personal injury attorneys at 700GOODLAW to discuss your case and various legal options that are at your disposal. To learn more and begin your road to recovery fill out the contact box at the top of the page or give us a call.


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