What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
The moments after a car, truck or motorcycle accident can feel shocking. Many survivors feel disoriented and have a difficult time maintaining their composure. However, the first few minutes after an accident are extremely important if you need to build a case for recovering compensation.
At Willis Spangler Starling, we can help you with the aftermath of a car crash. From the initial few minutes to the months and years afterward, our attorneys will guide you with every step that you need to know.
On this page, we have compiled the most important things that you should do after an automobile accident.
The Steps You Should Take
- Get medical treatment
First, you should seek medical treatment. If necessary, call an ambulance to the site of the crash. Even if you do not have any physical signs of an injury, you should still see a doctor – not all injuries are apparent immediately after a crash.
- Call the police
Even in a seemingly minor crash, contact the police to have them make a formal report.
- Get contact information
Get the full name, phone number, insurance information and license plate number of the other driver. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses.
- Document the scene
Use your phone or a camera to take pictures of your car, the other party’s vehicle and the crash site. Take pictures of any injuries that you have.
- Contact an attorney
After an accident, your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company will try to talk to you – do not talk to any claims adjuster. Insurers will likely offer you a much lower settlement than you deserve. Instead, contact a personal injury attorney who can represent you. Your lawyer can also help you with the claims process and connect you with other resources.
After An Accident, Get A Free Consultation With Us
You can talk to an attorney at Willis Spangler Starling about your car accident for free. Schedule a consultation at our office in Columbus and we can help you with what to do after a crash. Call 614-721-6305 or send an email to reach us.