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Do’s And Don’ts After A Car Accident In Georgia

We’ve put together the following list of “Dos and Don’ts” to help us help you get the most favorable outcome in your personal injury case. If you have any questions, we are available to answer any and all inquiries about your potential or existing case.

It’s also a good idea to keep a copy of this list in your glove box. If you have been injured in a car accident, it can be easy to overlook important steps that could protect your interests. A readily available list of steps to take can be very helpful in the aftermath of a crash. Here is a printable PDF To Do List, which also contains our contact information. Call us as soon as possible after an accident: 404-476-2441.

At The Scene — What To Do

  • Call the police to report the collision.
  • Take photos with your phone of the damage to all vehicles involved in the collision.
  • Take a photo of the license plate of the at-fault vehicle.
  • Take photos of both the front and back sides of the other driver’s insurance card.
  • Call your own insurance company from the scene and report the collision.
  • Write down the name, address, phone number and email addresses of the other driver and any eyewitnesses.
  • If your car is going to be towed and/or you’re going to be taken to the hospital, remove all valuables from your vehicle.
  • If your injury allows you to do so, make sure you tell the investigating officer exactly what happened in as much detail as you can provide while your memory is fresh.
  • If there are any security cameras located at nearby businesses, take note of where they are and who they belong to. The cameras you often see at intersections are typically not recording. They are a live feed to traffic control centers.
  • If your car is being towed, make sure you know the address of where it is being towed.
  • Finally and perhaps most importantly — call Jensen Law, LLC for help! Call 404-476-2441 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

At The Scene — What Not To Do

  • Do not give the other driver’s insurance company a recorded statement.
  • Don’t tell anyone that you are not injured.
  • It is okay to tell the officer at the scene that you are not in pain, but only if that is truly the case. More often than not, the pain will not begin until the adrenaline rush from the collision has worn off, and that can be later in the same day or even the following day.
  • Always call the police! Do not just exchange information with the other driver, no matter how much they pressure you.

Get A Free Consultation

Our personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout the Atlanta area and statewide. For a free consultation, please call us at 404-476-2441 or complete our contact form. Jensen Law, LLC has a long record of success in helping injury victims get the medical and financial recovery they need and deserve.