If you’re in a car accident, of course the first thing to do is take care of your health. If you’re hurt badly, don’t worry about these things at the scene, but try to get help getting them pulled together as quickly as you can after you leave the hospital.
If you do stay the scene, or if your pain is manageable, and you can avoid hurting yourself, try to get these things:
- Contact information for any eyewitnesses, including phone number and email address
- License plate numbers and photos of all vehicles involved in the crash
- Photos of the scene, including the weather and lighting conditions
- If the wreck happened at intersection, get photos of the nightlines, including any buildings or plants that block vision
- Contact information from all police on the scene
If you’re in a car accident, the insurance company for the defendant starts working against you the moment they learn of the wreck. Many defendants will call their insurance from the scene of the wreck so their company can go ahead and put adjusters, experts and lawyers on the case before you even speak to the police or an EMT, much less a lawyer of your own.
That’s why it’s so critical to gather evidence, and then to contact us to determine how best to use that evidence, as quickly as possible.
We are not a volume firm: we turn down more cases than we take on. That’s because we only take those cases where we really think we can help you do better with us than without us.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation by clicking here or calling us at 919-3484361.
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