What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Steps to Take after a Car Accident

Even a minor car accident can be a very stressful experience. If it is your first time being involved in an accident, you may have the additional stress of feeling unsure what to do next. Even if you are an experienced driver, there may be certain tips about insurance claims that you do not know.

To maximize your chances of a favorable outcome after an accident, remember to always follow certain steps. The damage may not look severe, and the other driver may even try to talk you out of involving third parties, but these steps can be very important. To learn more about car insurance claims and the law, contact Jacksonville car accident lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

  • Seek medical care for any injured parties. If there is even the chance that you or another person has suffered a head injury, it is especially important to be evaluated by a doctor.
  • Call the police following any traffic accident. Without a police report, you may not be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
  • Document the damage. Take photographs of the damage done to your car if possible. Ask any witnesses for their accounts of the accident.
  • Document everything that may be relevant to your personal injury claim. This includes all medical bills, symptoms of your injuries, and days you have had to miss work.
  • Do not speak to an insurance company representative without contacting a Jacksonville car accident attorney. Insurance companies are there to make money, not to help you. They may not give you the payments you need unless you have an experienced legal representative.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Jacksonville bodily injury claims attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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