Without a moment’s notice, you can suffer harmful injuries in a Georgia car accident. Distracted driving, intoxication, and disregarding the rules of the road are a few negligent ways another driver can cause you severe harm on the road. Negligence and reckless driving are serious faults and can cause the driver to face severe consequences for their actions.
Individuals across Northeast Georgia suffer injuries and significant property damage due to careless driving. When you encounter negligent driving, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. By contacting a dependable car accident lawyer in Georgia, you can feel confident recovering the financial losses and damages you suffer from the car crash. Reach out to the Trial Team of Stewart, Melvin & Frost, led by Mark Alexander and Andrew Gould, for help with your car accident claim.
6 Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Georgia
The aftermath of a car accident can feel disorienting. Making sure you are safe, assessing damage, and overcoming the initial shock of experiencing a car crash can take time. There are vital steps you will need to take to secure your claim and protect your rights. The following are six steps you should take after a Georgia car accident:
Seek Emergency Medical Attention
If you or another person in the accident is severely injured and requires immediate medical care, your first priority is to contact emergency medical attention. Your number one priority is the health and well-being of yourself and anyone else involved.
After you have contacted emergency medical attention or if no one requires immediate care, your next step is to contact the police. A law enforcement officer will create a police report and document any observations that can assist your claim as well as act as unbiased evidence.
Collect the Other Party’s Information
Some of the information you will need to collect from the other driver is their name, driver’s license number, insurance information, and other relevant details regarding the accident. Taking notes and pictures can also act as pieces of evidence for your claim.
Gather Evidence and Document the Accident
One of the most important steps to take after an accident is documenting the scene, any injuries, and property damage. By taking pictures and videos, your lawyer can help show pieces of information that document the other individual’s recklessness and fault.
Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment
Even if you believe you will face no severe injuries, making a doctor’s appointment after an accident is essential. Latent injuries may not surface until serious symptoms appear. However, a doctor can diagnose you early when analyzing any possible injuries. This can save you time, money, and possible long-term disabilities.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer
Filing a car accident claim on your own can put your rights and possible compensation at risk. Car accident attorneys have years of experience and resources to provide legal representation you can rely on and trust. With their help, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while they fight for your rights.
Understanding these steps can significantly impact the outcome of your case and reduce the likelihood of an extraneous and complicated legal process. The sooner you contact our Trial Team here at Stewart, Melvin & Frost, the more time we have to gather your claim’s necessary information and documentation.
Speak With an Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney Today
Regardless of how safe or experienced you are as a driver, car accidents can still cause serious harm. You may take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and others on the road safe. However, another driver’s negligence and disregard for your safety may cause you to suffer severe, life-threatening harm.
Attorney Mark Alexander speaks about our dedicated responsiveness to our clients:
“One of the ways we are able to be responsive is we’re very selective in the cases we get involved in and we only handle a limited number of cases, so that when a client does call, we’re able to get back in touch with them and we’re able to get back in touch with them quickly.”
Our lawyers at the Trial Team at Stewart, Melvin & Frost can help you recover the losses you incur after an accident and provide you with dependable legal representation. With decades of combined experience and dedication to our clients, we help people protect their rights and hold folks accountable for their negligent actions. Our highly-qualified personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are not obligated to pay us until you are compensated for your losses.