Key Steps Following An Accident
Record the scene as best possible with your mobile device. You can photograph or video the scene, and you should make sure your video is secure and backed up for possible future use.
If you are able, get as complete information from the other drivers and passengers involved in the crash. Critical information includes:
- Phone numbers
- Driver’s license number
- License plate number
- Basic insurance information
Talk to people who may have just witnessed your accident. Get as much witness information as possible, including their names and phone numbers.
While you should contact your insurance provider soon after the accident, do not talk to insurance adjusters who may or may not be on the scene moments after the crash. Talk to a lawyer first.
Sound Legal Representation When You Need It Most
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident, keep a log of every exam and treatment you received. This information will be useful for your attorney if you need to prove fault or get compensation for your future rehabilitation costs including:
- Physical therapy
- Medical expenses
- On-going medical procedures
- Compensation for loss of your spouse
- Spouse’s wages
- Severe pain and suffering
Your insurance company may propose a settlement offer, but it is best to seek wise counsel before accepting any insurance offer. You need to be sure your injuries have been treated in full.
Contact me to maximize your recovery at The Law Office of Timothy McCalep at 404-988-5809.