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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 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. Call 912-212-2100 or complete our online contact 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 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 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 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 912-212-2100 or complete our initial consultation form to get started now.

Reviews From Our Clients
  • "I was pregnant and injured in an automobile accident. Mr. Owens, personally, came to the hospital. He told me he would handle everything, I just needed to get healthy for the baby and myself. Mr. Owens did everything he said he would. I highly recommend Owens and Mulherin. Everyone in their office is friendly and informative. You're not just another client with them, they genuinely care." - Lindsay Chadwick

  • "Highly recommend working with this group!! They are very friendly, understanding, caring people and very easy to talk to. They Gave us plenty of time to talk with them. Did not make us feel rushed and explained everything thoroughly. Made the experience the best possible and we had a positive outcome during a tragic time. Thank you to the attorneys and entire staff." - Cindy Shuman

  • "I found Mr. Owens to be very professional and extremely sympathetic towards my needs as a result of my injuries. His experience helped guide me through my case and we ultimately won in the end...settled out of court! Thanks for all your help!" - Diane Calahan

  • "Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry

  • "This was my first time having to get an attorney and my experience was great. They make sure you fully understand everything that's going on and make sure the case is settled in your favor. I highly recommend this attorney office if you need one." - Dee James

  • "Absolutely 100% the best law firm around. I was completely blown away by the staff with all their generosity and helpfulness every step of the way. Wilbur Owens is hands down the best attorney I have ever met. He was caring, professional, and helpful in all aspects of my case, from the very begining with all my treatments to the very end with my settlement. He was highly recommend to me and I have heard nothing but great things about him and his firm. They truly are the best around and if ths need were to arise again in the future I will gladly come to the law firm of Owens and Mulherin. Wonderful people and they gave me my life back as well as piece of mind, and for that I am and always will be truly thankful." - Courtney Graves

  • "I had a good experience with Mr. Owens and Ms. Teresa. They were very professional and was on point. It was a long process but it was worth the wait. I would recommend anyone to this lawfirm." - Ashley Robertson

  • "My thanks to Mr. Owens and his crew. After getting injured at work , and not knowing what to do I found them thru a local web search. Everyone in the office was great, Will walked me thru my case and explained how it would go. After everything I would highly recommend this law firm. I can't say enough of Mr. Owens and his staff . Thank you for your help!" - Mark Kalla

  • "I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman

  • "Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell

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Wilbur D. Owens

Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Joseph A. Mulherin

Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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