There are some really important things to do if you are in an accident:

Call 911 and get the police there immediately:

The other person might try to leave the scene, or to come to some type of agreement.  Do not let that happen. Protect your rights. Even if you don’t feel hurt, get the police and paramedics there right away.

Be careful what you say and what you sign.

After an accident, you are not in the right frame of mind to be making decisions, and you may say or sign something you regret later.   You are going to get asked questions by the police – tell them exactly as you remember it. And whatever you do, don’t apologize or admit guilt; this could hurt your case later.

Take lots of photos and get as much information as you can.

Take pictures of all damage to your vehicle and any property, as well as any visible injuries. Document everything you can, including:

  • obtain names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses

  • obtain names of the police officers who responded to the accident

  • photograph the location of the vehicles and the damage

  • photograph skid marks or other evidence, if available

  • record the exact location and time of day

  • note the weather and road conditions, traffic signs, and other relevant information

  • note the names of anyone who claims responsibility for the accident

Call us.

Call 912-330-4010. We can talk you through the process, and get you medical treatment as soon as possible. The call is FREE – so is the evaluation and the advice. We are here to help, and will work on a contingency basis, meaning it doesn’t cost you out of your pocket – we only get paid if you get paid.

Contact your insurance company.

You must inform your insurance company of the accident promptly. However, don’t be in a hurry to speak with the insurance companies of other drivers involved in the accident. They may offer you a settlement that is far below what you are entitled to.