What to do After an Auto Accident

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When you are involved in an auto accident, the steps you take both on the scene and immediately following will play a direct role in your ability to collect proper compensation. If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter are prepared to take your case as far as needed to help you get the full compensation you deserve.

If you are in need of an experienced auto injury attorney, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter online or by calling 855.880.4741 today to schedule a free consultation at our Orlando office.

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After an auto accident, DO:

  1. Check yourself for injuries
  2. Call 9-1-1 for the injured
  3. Move the cars to a safe place if not disabled
  4. Turn on hazard lights
  5. Call law enforcement and get an accident report even if the accident seems minor
  6. Exchange driver information
  7. Take photographs of the scene and vehicles if you have a camera or smartphone
  8. Exchange driver information
  9. Record the details of the accident in personal notes, including date, time, location, weather conditions, contributing factors such as obstructions on property, etc.
  10. Talk to willing witnesses and obtain contact information
  11. Report the claim to your own insurance company
  12. Contact us as soon as possible for further legal advice

Remember, if your injuries are severe enough to prevent these actions, our attorneys can still help build your case. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during your free case evaluation.

Steps to Avoid after an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, Do NOT:

  • Leave the scene
  • Talk to the other driver or his/her passengers other than to attend to the injured
  • Talk to the other driver’s insurance company
  • Admit fault
  • Lose your temper

The actions you do not take can have just as much of an impact on your rights as those you do. Remain as calm as possible, gather as much information as you can, and never suggest to anyone that you are to blame for the accident.

To schedule a consultation with one of our Orlando auto accident attorneys, please contact us today. Our attorneys serve victims of serious injury throughout the state of Florida.