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What to Do After an Auto Injury

Obeying traffic laws and being careful on the road can go a long way in preventing auto injuries. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee utmost safety because most car crashes occur due to someone’s negligence. 

It could be another driver under the influence, a manufacturer who sold a defective car part, or road signage that’s not visible to motorists. Regardless of the circumstances, a Savannah car accident lawyer can help you recover all the losses you’ve suffered from the accident.  

Knowing what to do after an auto injury can improve your chances of being able to file an injury claim and deal with insurance companies accordingly.

Check for Injuries and Call an Ambulance

After an accident occurs, do not attempt to leave the scene because it will eliminate any chances of recovering compensation. Instead, check if other parties involved are injured and call for medical help.

If the cars are blocking a lane and posing a risk of another accident, consider moving them to a safer place, but not before taking pictures of the scene.  

Report the Accident to the Police

Some states, including Georgia, require you to call the police after any car crash that causes injuries, property damage, or a fatality. 

The authorities will come to the scene and compile a police report, which will come in handy when filing for compensation. If the police do not come to the scene, collect the information necessary and file a report in a nearby police station. 

Collect Information

When filing an injury claim, you’ll need information about the policyholder as well as the circumstances of the accident. 

The most important information to obtain is their: 

  • Name
  • Contact address
  • Drivers license information
  • License plate number
  • Model and color of the vehicle
  • Policy number

If there were any eyewitnesses, request for their statement and contact so that your auto injury lawyer can reach them when building a case.

Notify Your Insurance Company

It’s important to call your insurance company whether you caused the accident or not. Your policy might provide cover for some of the urgent bills such as vehicle repair as you await compensation.

If your settlement is taking too long, your insurer can also enter into a subrogation agreement by paying for your damages and later collecting them from the insurance company.

Seek Medical Evaluation

Whether you feel injured or not, ensure that you seek medical attention. Your doctor will tell you whether you are likely to develop future injuries, while the bills and medical report will be crucial when pursuing compensation.

Call an Auto Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

When an accident results in auto injuries, you might feel confused as to what steps you should take next. This can leave you at risk of doing or saying the wrong things that are likely to hurt your chances of compensation. 

Reach out to an auto injury lawyer from the Nye Law Group to ensure your rights are protected even as you deal with the aftermath of the accident.

Call us on 912-200-5230 or complete the contact form below to review your case with an attorney.

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Charlotte, NC

704-862-4177 get directions

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