What To Do After A Car Wreck

The actions you take in the immediate wake of a car wreck can significantly affect the outcome of your personal injury case. A mistake could compromise your chances of obtaining compensation for your injuries and other losses.

At The Gold Law Firm, we can advise you on how to maximize your financial recovery after a car wreck injury. On this page, we will explore some important advice regarding what to do and what not to do after a car accident.

Car Wreck Do's And Don'ts

If you are injured in a car wreck, the most important thing to do is seek medical treatment as soon as possible. After that, following these do's and don'ts can help you as you pursue a personal injury claim:

  • Do consult with a personal injury lawyer: It is important to talk to an injury lawyer before making any statement to the insurance company. The insurance company wants to settle your case for as little as possible. It may try to get you to make statements that damage your case.
  • Do take pictures: Take as many pictures of the accident scene as you can. Clear images of your car and other cars involved, skid marks, road conditions and other factors can make a difference in your case.
  • Do contact law enforcement: Police should be informed of your crash for many reasons. One important reason is establishing a documented record of your crash and resulting injuries.
  • Do get information about the other driver or drivers involved: Collect the names, addresses and insurance information with other drivers involved.
  • Don't tell the police officer you are not hurt: You may be inclined to be brave and not cause trouble for anyone, but failing to tell a police officer about your injury can compromise your personal injury case.
  • Don't move your vehicle after the accident: Accident scene evidence must be preserved. Where your car is in relation to skid marks, the other vehicle and other elements can help tell the story of how your accident took place.
  • Don't repair the car right away: Make sure the condition of your car has been thoroughly documented before getting it repaired.

Contact Our Shelby County Car Crash Attorneys

Our lawyers can guide you through the legal process of pursuing a car crash injury claim. Contact us today online or by telephone at 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Memphis personal injury attorney.