What To Do After You’ve Been Involved In A Car Accident

Being involved in a car crash can be both frustrating and frightening — especially when another driver's negligence causes injuries to you or your loved ones and costly damage to your vehicle. That's why it is important to work with an attorney who understands your situation, places a high emphasis on communication and works as an advocate for your rights.

Our dedicated and knowledgeable team at Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones, LLP, is experienced in helping rectify the difficulties associated with being involved in a car accident. We are happy to help our clients obtain the financial compensation they deserve and prevent them from being taken advantage of by insurance companies. Furthermore, we have extensive experience working with auto accident victims in Eastern North Carolina and understand what it takes to settle claims fairly and effectively.

Important Tips To Remember After A Car Crash

After a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it can be difficult to remember what to do next. Here are a few key steps to take in the immediate aftermath of an accident:

  • If your vehicle is operable, pull over to the side of the road or another safe location
  • Call the police and ask that a report be taken
  • Get as much information about the other driver as possible, including the name of their insurance company and policy number
  • Take clear photographs of the accident scene, property damage and injuries
  • If you feel that there is any chance of an injury, see a doctor immediately

While you may feel fine immediately after the collision, it is vital to pay attention to possible symptoms — including minor soreness or bruising—and to seek medical attention as soon as they begin. It is also important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible and to not give a statement to the other driver's insurance company until you have done so.

Helping Goldsboro-Area Residents Since 1914

Auto accident liability cases often involve complicated issues that can be very difficult to settle on your own. Working with a knowledgeable lawyer can help you pay for expenses associated with the accident such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage and more.

Before talking to the other driver's insurance company, it is important to have an attorney on your side. Contact Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones, LLP, today by calling 919-432-5635 or sending us a message online.