Car accidents can be devastating. A moment of one driver’s negligence can cause a lifetime of damages to someone else. Many times, the victim and their families are faced with high medical bills, property damage, physical and emotional trauma, and in some cases funeral expenses. Whether you have been injured by another driver, or your insurance company is refusing to pay your lawful claims, Powers Taylor can help.
Types of Car Accidents
- Regular two-car accidents
- Getting hit by a commercial truck
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Being hit by a vehicle while riding a bike
- Being hit by a vehicle while walking
What do I do if I’ve been hit by someone else?
- Quickly assess the situation – Are you injured? Will you need medical attention? What type of damages does your car have? Will you be able to move your car? Take a minute to compose yourself. Make sure that you are not in a place of immediate danger. If you need to move your car, move it to a safe location that is close to the scene. If you are unable to move your car, then call for roadside assistance.
- Call 911 – Whether you have visible injuries or not, you need to call 911. The police will be able to write a report stating which party was at fault, assess any physical damage to the car, document any complaints of physical injury, and aid in the process of gathering information. The report provided by the police can help you prove liability and verify your damages during a lawsuit.
- Gather Information After the car accident, it is important to gather the information of the person responsible. This should include:
- Contact information of those involved
- Drivers License Number (or a picture)
- License plate and make/model of the other car(s)
- Insurance information including who the policy is with, the agent, the claim number, the policy number and the name the policy is under (a picture is great for this as well)
- Time, date and location of the accident
- Contact information of any witnesses that stopped
- It is important to gather all of this information at the scene. Once you have left the accident, it becomes much more difficult to gather the information you will need.
- Take pictures – If possible, take pictures of the location of the accident, including any damage to cars involved. This should include pictures of debris, positions of the cars, and conditions of the cars.
How We Can Help
Car accidents are stressful and traumatic enough without worrying about the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath. If you are injured due to the negligence of another driver, you deserve to be compensated. Let Powers Taylor help. Contact us today for a free consultation. All calls are kept confidential.