Posted on April 25, 2012 in Automobile Accidents
Auto accidents occur frequently and what you say and do after you are involved in a car wreck can make a difference in the compensation you receive.
To help you better understand the best way to proceed after a car accident, we offer the following answers to some frequently asked questions about Atlanta auto accidents.
What should I do after a car accident?
First, try to stay calm. Seek medical attention if you are injured seriously.
Should I contact the police?
It is a good idea to contact the police so that they can fill out a full report about your accident. You should ask how and where to get a copy.
Should I talk to witnesses or victims?
You should get names, addresses, and phone numbers of parties involved in the accident or witnesses to it. Do not admit any liability or fault and do not discuss the accident other than with the police. What you say can be used against you later so it is best to avoid commenting.
Should I do anything else at the scene?
Use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident, injury, and damage to vehicles. You can also use your phone to record information about weather conditions, date, time, and place of the accident. Make a record of the types of cars, and any license plate numbers.
Can I move my car?
Unless you are in danger, do not move your car until the police arrive and make a report.
Can I sue for whiplash after a car accident?
Whether you can sue for whiplash after your auto accident depends on the medical reports made after your accident.
What can I seek compensation for after an auto accident?
Your Atlanta car accident lawyers can seek recovery for medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering that arise from your accident.
Should I contact my insurance company?
You should reach out to your insurance company as soon as possible after your accident. Ask if there are any deadlines for filing claims, but do not sign any documents, accept any checks, or record any statements until you speak to an experienced auto accident lawyer.
Contact The Cochran Firm Atlanta
Contact The Cochran Firm Atlanta by calling toll-free 866-549-0562 or use our convenient web form if you suffered injury in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, or have any questions about an auto accident lawsuit.