Crash! You’ve had an accident. Now what?
If you have been injured, allow the ambulance to take you and any passengers to the hospital. Some injuriesdon’t show up right away, so it’s a good idea to take this precaution.
If you and your passengers are not injured, you’re lucky! Take advantage of the time after the accident to grab your cell phone and take photos of your car, the other vehicle(s) involved, and anything that contributed to the accident scene. For example, if a produce truck was blocking your view of a drive and you were hit by a car that came out of that drive, be sure to take photos of the produce truck too.
Take pictures of any visible injuries that you receive, even if it is a minor bruise, and if you have injuries, contact a personal injury attorney before you call your insurance company. David Van Sant, a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, can assist you in correctly reporting your accident to ensure that your injuries are considered.