2 Things Every Accident Victim Should Do

by Staff Blogger | July 19th, 2017

No one expects to be in an accident. It can happen in a split second, leaving you disoriented and scared. Getting medical attention should be your first priority. Once that is secured and help is on the way, your second priority should be taking in as much as possible. This takes some courage on your part. It’s natural to want to tune out the pain and trauma. No one can fault you for that. However, documenting the scene of the accident could be vitally important to getting justice for what’s been done to you.

  1. Have someone at the scene take as many photos as possible. Documenting the scene of the accident can help paint a clear picture of the events leading up to your crash, as well as the severity of the incident. Often it’s as simple as asking a witness to take photos or handing your phone to someone who was in the car with you. The only person you shouldn’t ask is the at-fault driver.
  2. Commit to memory the exact events leading up to the crash. Your recall will be strongest in the minutes following the accident, so try to recreate as many details as possible and commit them to memory. Ask yourself how fast were both cars going when you crashed? What caused the crash? Was the other driver texting or talking on the phone? Were there witnesses? Could you have avoided the accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your ability to document exactly what you went through can be vitally important to the success of your injury claim. Do what you can at the scene of the accident and then call the experienced Nashville car accident attorneys to take it from there. We’ll review your case for free and do everything within our power to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.