What to Do if You were Injured in a Car Accident


Being involved in a vehicle accident is a frightening experience. If you were in an accident with another vehicle, you may have sustained injuries. It is important that you address such injuries and seek treatment as soon as you possibly can. Even if you were in a minor accident, you should visit a doctor. In some situations, injuries caused by minor accidents can have long-term consequences.

There are three key steps that you should follow after being involved in a vehicular accident. Remember that time is of the essence if you have been involved in an accident. Taking the appropriate steps can ensure both your physical and emotional well-being.

  1. Visit a doctor or emergency medical center.

    If you sustained injuries during a car accident but have not yet visited a doctor, do so as soon as possible. Some brain and spinal cord injuries may not be apparent immediately after an accident but do require medical treatment and may have lasting consequences. Be sure to save copies of all medical bills that you received as a result of an accident-related injury.

  2. Make a report to your insurance company. 

    Even if you were involved in only a minor accident, you should make a report to your insurance company. This is an important first step in establishing a paper trail after an accident. If you were involved in an accident that caused significant property or physical damages, you will also need to report the accident to the law enforcement agency where the accident occurred.

  3. Contact a qualified personal injury attorney.

    Georgia law regarding accidents and personal injury claims can be complicated and confusing. The best way to navigate any claims connected to an accident is to hire a qualified attorney. The experienced attorneys at Tate Law Group understand the issues you are facing and will act as an advocate on your behalf. You should speak with an attorney before you give a statement to an insurance agency.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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