When the negligent driver of a car, truck, commercial trailer, SUV or motorcycle collides with you and injures you, your problems are only beginning.
In that instant, and throughout the legal process to follow, a motor vehicle accident victim can feel overwhelmed by the sheer weight of responsibilities that fall to you. Where do you go? What do you do after a car or truck accident?
The Tennessee personal injury attorneys you should be consulting with can be found at Bart Durham Injury Law in Nashville. Our firm represents victims of motor vehicle accidents of all kinds, and has been since opening our doors in 1975.
Our team of trial attorneys has successfully handled thousands of car and truck accident injury cases over more than three decades. We work as a team to give you the information and advice you need for sound decisions. Your lawyer will be there for you with consistent counsel and comforting support from accident to outcome. Most importantly, our lawyers get results.
If you have been seriously injured in a car or truck accident, and are dealing with expenses that threaten to ruin you financially, justice is your right — and we demand it.
In the aftermath of a car accident, drivers should follow certain steps to protect themselves financially and legally.
Bart Durham’s Car Accident Lawyers understand car accidents happen every day on the roads in Tennessee and Kentucky. Additionally, according to estimates by the insurance industry, a person is involved in a car accident at least every 17.9 years, on average. This means that most people will be involved in at least three to four collisions during the course of their lifetime. For this reason, drivers should be aware of how to handle the aftermath of a car accident to protect themselves legally, financially and emotionally.
Immediately After An Accident
After the car accident occurs, drivers should do their best to stay calm and take a deep breath if need be. Drivers should also do the following:
All parties involved should be checked for injuries. An ambulance should be called if anyone is hurt or if speculation about an injury occurs.
If the accident did not result in significant damage, all involved vehicles should be moved to the side of the road so they are out of the way of traffic.
Warning triangles, hazard lights and cones should be used to warn other drivers in the area about the accident scene.
Even if the accident is relatively minor, the police should be notified right away.
In addition to taking these steps, drivers should contact their insurance provider to notify them of the accident as soon as possible.
There are also several other steps drivers involved in a car accident should take once the immediate actions listed above have been taken. First, drivers should make personal notes about the accident, including what vehicles were involved, how the accident happened and who the witnesses were.
Second, drivers should refrain from admitting fault for the accident, even if they believe they contributed to its occurrence. Finally, drivers should refrain from talking about the accident and how it happened with anyone but their insurance provider, law enforcement officials and attorney.
Call A Car Accident Lawyer
Those involved or injured in a car accident in Tennessee and Kentucky may experience serious emotional, psychological, physical and financial harm. These effects can last for extended periods of time and even affect the way victims are able to live their daily life moving forward.
In the aftermath of a car accident, those involved should reach out to Bart Durham’s auto accident attorneys at 800-217-9633 as soon as possible. Doing so can help drivers assert their legal rights and ensure they receive fair and proper compensation for any suffered short and long-term damages.
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The things you should do after a car or truck accident include:
Check on the conditions of everyone involved
Call the emergency number 9-1-1 for police and ambulance assistance
Get a property damage figure from your insurance company
Do not accept the first damage repair offer you receive
Retain an experienced accident personal injury attorney
Bart Durham Injury Law offers maximum availability to your questions, issues or concerns, and offers quality legal services on a contingency fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees if you do not collect money damages in a settlement or jury verdict.
You can trust the expertise and client focus of a personal injury law firm with decades of experience and a recognized track record of success. Contact the firm to discuss the details of what happened to you. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
What To Do After A Car Or Truck Accident? Contact Bart Durham Injury Law.
Call 615-242-9000 or Toll Free at 800-844-1712 or contact the firm by email or fax to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. Arrangements can be made for a home or hospital visit. Our firm accepts auto accident cases on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict. Se habla Español.