After the Accident
The aftermath of an accident is a confusing, stressful, and frightening time. Whether your accident just occurred or you’re wondering what you should do in the hours, days, or weeks after the crash, the steps you take can impact your recovery and your chances of obtaining maximum compensation.
At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our Savannah auto accident lawyers know you may feel overwhelmed after a collision. We’re here to take the stress of the accident off your shoulders. We’ll worry about collecting evidence, calculating your current and future expenses, and negotiating with the insurance company, so you can focus on getting better.
Let us work through the insurance company’s red tape and fight to get the money you deserve. Dial 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free online form to get in touch with us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Follow These Steps to Protect Your Health and Your Rights
If your accident just occurred, check yourself and your loved ones for injuries. If your vehicle is still running and is in the path of traffic, move it to a safe location, such as the shoulder or side of the road. Then, follow these steps:
- Report the accident to the authorities.
After making sure you aren’t in further danger, report the accident to a local emergency services provider right away. Stay on the line with the dispatcher and tell him or her as much information about the crash as possible, including where it happened, how many vehicles were involved, and the severity of your or your loved ones’ injuries.
- Get medical treatment.
If you were injured during the crash, getting medical treatment is your top priority. Cooperate with emergency responders when they arrive at the scene, as the treatments they administer can help prevent complications or even save your life. You should also go to the hospital or visit a doctor immediately after the accident for further treatment and to diagnose or rule out internal injuries.
- Document the crash if you’re able to do so.
If possible, try to document the crash by taking photos of your vehicle and other vehicles involved in the accident. Exchange contact information with the other drivers and witnesses, and write down what happened as soon as you can. This information can be used as valuable evidence when your attorney begins building your claim.
If you’ve already been treated for your injuries and the accident happened hours or days ago, following these steps can help further protect your rights:
- Report the accident to your insurance company.
To be eligible for compensation, you must report the accident to your insurance company within a short timeframe—often just a few days after the crash occurred. When you speak with the adjuster or intake specialist, stick to the facts about what happened. Insurance companies are known for twisting victims’ words to reduce or deny their injury claims.
- Contact an experienced Savannah car accident lawyer.
Time is of the essence after auto accidents. Evidence can disappear, memories can fade, and statutes of limitations can expire. The sooner you contact our law firm, the better. Our attorneys can begin working on your claim right away, putting you that much closer to getting the compensation you and your loved ones need.
No matter what the circumstances of the crash are or how long ago it happened, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible. We’ll work through the facts of the accident and start protecting your rights right away.
Why Contact Owens & Mulherin?
After an accident, you deserve Savannah car accident lawyers who will fight to make sure that the insurance company treats you with respect. Our attorneys live and work in Savannah and will meet with you in person. They will keep you informed as your case progresses.
If you don’t have health insurance, they can arrange for you to get medical treatment locally, including orthopedic physicians, MRIs, physical therapy, and surgery.
See our Google and lawyers.com reviews to find out what our clients think of us.
At Owens & Mulherin, we know that many victims like you are hesitant to contact attorneys after accidents—especially if they’re worried about expensive legal fees. But you don’t owe us anything unless we get money for you. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®.
Call today and let us review your claim. Call 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free initial consultation form to get started now.