Car accidents are unfortunately very common, and can lead to significant pain and suffering or even death. If you are involved in a car accident, it's important to follow these steps in order to ensure you are compensated properly for any injury or wrongful death that may have occurred.
1. Take photographs of the scene
Photographic evidence is very important when determining fault and extent of damages caused by a car crash. Make sure to take photographs of your car and any other relevant vehicles, as well as the surroundings of the crash. In some cases, poorly maintained roads or other hazards may have been a contributing factor.
2. Collect personal and insurance information
Don't just exchange insurance information, but also obtain names and numbers from all involved parties if possible. This is especially important if the other party is not insured.
3. Call your insurance
You'll need to report the car accident to your insurance company, but be sure not to admit to any fault or liability. Your insurance company is not on your side, and they'll use any excuse not to give you your fair compensation.
4. Call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC
You'll need an experienced car accident attorney at your side to help you navigate the law and determine who's at fault, as well as help you obtain the maximum compensation due to you.
In addition to the steps above, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible following your car accident, even if you don't think you were injured. Injuries from car accidents may not cause symptoms until a later date, so it's important to be examined as soon as possible.
Injuries from car accidents can include:
- Herniated discs
- Brain injuries
If you have been in a car accident, don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo at 770-888-8901 today to schedule your free case evaluation. We serve English and Spanish speaking clients in Marietta and Atlanta, GA.