What to Do if You Are In an Auto Accident

No one expects to be in an accident, but the chances that you will be involved in one at some point in your life are pretty high. How you react and the actions you take and fail to take after an accident can affect you for the rest of your life. Taking the wrong actions can hurt your case, affecting your ability to collect compensation. If you have been injured in an auto accident, please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming right away.

  • Make sure that you and other possible accident victims are safe by getting your vehicle, yourself, and any injured people out of the road if at all possible.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident before authorities arrive.
  • Call law enforcement right away and if you believe someone is injured tell the dispatcher to send an ambulance.
  • Do not admit fault. Do not discuss the details of the accident with anyone other than law enforcement, and keep that to a minimum.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Collect contact information from everyone involved, including witnesses. Get names and badge numbers of law enforcement officers.
  • Take pictures of everything, if you have a camera.
  • Write down the license plate number, make, model, and color of every vehicle involved.
  • Call auto accident attorney Fred J. Fleming. If possible, call us right away in case we want to send someone to take pictures and preserve evidence.
  • Seek immediate medical attention. Get checked out even if you do not think you are injured. You can have a brain injury with head wound and no loss of consciousness, and with your adrenaline pumping you may not feel your injuries.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • As soon as possible, write down everything about the accident while it is still fresh on your mind.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed die to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing please call the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with personal injury attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.