Who Should You Talk to At the Accident Scene?

by Staff Blogger | February 4th, 2019

After an auto accident, you’ll come into contact with several people who can have a big impact on the outcome of your claim. Some of those people will be at the accident scene itself. Provided you’re able to do so, it’s important to speak to the right people before you leave the scene.

Those people include:

  • The other driver—Always speak with the other driver. Exchanging names, contact information, and insurance details makes it easier to file a compensation claim. When speaking with the other driver, always stick to the facts of what happened and don’t admit fault prematurely.
  • The responding police officers—Whether you or someone else called 911 after the crash, you can expect police to arrive quickly. When they get to the scene, cooperate with them and answer their questions. Your answers will help them complete their accident report, which can help build your claim.
  • Anyone who witnessed the crash—It’s always helpful to have an unbiased account of what happened, and bystanders and witnesses can provide that. Witnesses can be difficult to locate after crashes occur, so getting their contact details before you leave the scene of the crash can prove vital when you begin seeking compensation.

After speaking with those parties, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. Whether you go to the hospital via ambulance or arrange your own transportation, getting evaluated by a doctor can help rule out internal injuries and provide proof that your injuries are accident-related.

Finally, getting in touch with an experienced Nashville car accident lawyer can make a big difference in your claim’s chances of succeeding. The auto accident attorneys at Ponce Law are ready to put their experience to work for you. Call us today for a free consultation.