What To Do After A Car Accident

A serious motor vehicle accident can occur at any time; it is important for all Alabama drivers to understand what they should do after a car crash. Your actions in the immediate aftermath can have long lasting repercussions on your physical health and potential for compensation.

Regardless of apparent severity, if you are involved in a car accident, take the following steps to protect your best interests:

  1. Call the police and request an ambulance, if necessary.
  2. Exchange names, phone numbers, addresses and car insurance information with the other people involved in the accident.
  3. Take pictures of the accident. Document the damage sustained by both vehicles and any visible injuries.
  4. Do not speak with either party's insurance company until you speak with a lawyer.
  5. Seek medical attention, and keep a close record of any injuries.
  6. Report the incident to your insurance provider, but do so under the counsel of an attorney.
  7. Maintain an accident file, with all important medical bills and other documents in one place.

Why Should You Consult An Attorney?

If you are injured by a negligent driver, speak with an attorney before you contact the other driver's insurance company. Many people assume that they should address the details of the accident with the insurance company right away. However, the other driver's insurance company does not act in your best interest. They attempt to settle cases as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. They make money by offering lowball settlements and not properly compensating you after an accident.

If you contact Somma & Macon PC, in Birmingham, we can evaluate your accident and advise you on how to communicate with the other driver's insurance company. We will also help you pursue maximum just compensation from the negligent party in the accident through litigation.

Schedule Your Free Accident Evaluation Now

If you are involved in an accident, contact our Birmingham office at 205-538-2802 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation. Our experienced Hoover lawyers will be able to provide you guidance in the wake of an accident, and protect your rights to compensation.