What To Do After An Accident


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Planning Ahead Can Make Things Easier

The moments after an accident or injury can be disorienting. Many people feel as if things are happening in slow motion. Others feel detached, as if the experience is not happening to them. People may react in anger or be too overwhelmed to take any action.

Unfortunately, during this time when we need to think clearly, we find it difficult to do so. That is why it is a good idea to have a plan in case of an accident. Knowing what to do ahead of time may help you make good decisions. For more information, please call the Nashville motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello at 877-918-2395 or contact us online.

What to Do After an Accident

The first thing to do after an accident is to seek medical attention for all injured parties. In addition, we recommend the following:

  • Take photos of the damage and the scene of the accident if it is safe to do so.
  • Identify all witnesses and gather their names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Get a copy of the police report, and make sure it is accurate.
  • Keep track of your medical expenses, property damage costs and lost wages.
  • Consult a lawyer before giving recorded statements to insurance companies or the police.
  • Do not sign any releases until an attorney reviews them.
  • Do not accept a settlement until you discuss it with your lawyer.

Most people are not aware that they do not have to accept the first offer from an insurance company. You may be pressured to accept it, but you have the right to review it with an attorney first. Settling too soon may mean that you waive important rights, including the ability to collect further damages.

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