Facebook Pixel Code 5 Things to Do at the Accident Scene After a Crash - Ponce Law
CALL 24/7 (615) 244-4325
by Staff Blogger | October 28, 2019

The aftermath of an auto accident can be a traumatic, confusing, and stressful time. It can be difficult to think straight or remain calm, especially if you or your loved one suffered injuries. However, if you’re able to do so, there are a few steps you can take at the crash scene that can help your injury claim, should you decide to pursue compensation later.

They include:

  1. Call 911. This should be mandatory regardless of the circumstances and outcome of the accident. Don’t wait to call 911 just because you think someone else may have already called. The sooner emergency responders arrive at your location, the better.
  2. Exchange information with the other driver. Get the other driver’s name, phone number, email address, and insurance details. Stick to the facts when talking to the other driver, and don’t speculate about who was at fault or admit fault.
  3. Get contact information from witnesses. If any bystanders witnessed the crash, get their contact information as well. Witnesses can provide important information about crashes, and they may be able to fill in the gaps when piecing together what happened.
  4. Take pictures of the accident scene. Use a camera or your phone to photograph or video the accident scene, including the position of the vehicles, the damage they incurred, skid marks on the road, and other important details.
  5. Cooperate with police. Never leave the accident scene until police arrive and speak with you. When talking to police, cooperate with them by answering their questions truthfully. Remain at the scene until you leave with paramedics or under your own power.

In addition, you should contact an experienced Nashville auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. Ponce Law is ready to take on your claim. Call today for a free consultation.

Free Case Review

Case Evaluation

"*" indicates required fields

MM slash DD slash YYYY

No Fee Guarantee

Our Reviews

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    As a Non-Tennessee resident, I selected Ponce Law after reading the reviews. You guys were spot on. This firm has some of the nicest, knowledgeable and easiest lawyers and staff to work with. I was amazed and very pleased with their diligence and work ethic! Even if I was worried about something and called for advice, they were quick to respond and answered my questions. I will highly recommend this firm.

    Terrence Harris a month ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Ponce Law Firm, has been the best experience for both of my children. Attorney helped me through all the process in a very timely profesional way. The Staff has been by far the best! I highly recommend this law firm.

    Ailed Martinez a month ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    I called ponce law after my motorcycle crash. I worked with Brian and Cheyenne and they were phenomenal to work with, very responsive, and always kept me updated with the status of my case. Thank you Cheyenne and Brian highly recommend the Ponce team!

    ezekiel Johnson 2 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Ponce law was amazing! All of the attorneys and paralegals were extraordinary and very competent! And a special shout out to Monserrat for always keeping me updated and in the loop!!!

    Paul Little a month ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    My experience with Ponce law has been very positive! The paralegal team I had was very helpful through my case and I’m very happy with the outcome they were able to give me.

    GROUND ZERO CONTENT 5 months ago
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    My attorney David and my paralegal Taylor were phenomenal! I was satisfied with the services Ponce law provided from beginning to end if you need a good personal injury attorney, please call Ponce law!

    David Cornelio 4 months ago

HEAR IT STRAIGHT FROM OUR CLIENTS

  • Block Image

    My son was on a school bus… The school bus was hit… He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt. A friend of mine, here in town, owns a hair salon. And she had recommended him. So I actually sent Mr. Ponce a message on Facebook. He said he would love to help! And you know, asked me for some more details. And I’ll give them to him. Some things were sent electronically. That I could just go online and do. And it would be done with! Even the times that I have come into the office. I’m not stuck sitting out in the waiting room forever. I’m brought straight back. And within a minute or two… We were already started!

    – April

    View More Testimonials

  • Block Image

    The day of my accident, I was riding my scooter and then all sudden… The car just popped out of that other oncoming traffic. As far as trying to find a lawyer… It seemed like we could do it on our own… But it still seemed so iffy! I asked a friend what he thought, they’d mentioned Michael Ponce. And then when it was mentioned… It wasn’t with like… any hesitation. You should call Ponce Law because they will exceed your expectations.

    – Ian

    View More Testimonials

  • Block Image

    Out of nowhere… Come a car and she hit us head-on. I thought for a moment that my wife was going to die, you know… But we’re all good! I just needed to find somebody that would have our back… I chose Michael because he’s going to be upfront with ya, he will definitely have your back!

    – Ray

    View More Testimonials

Ponce Law Awards & Recognition

Recent Blog Posts

View All Blog Posts

Ponce Law