Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney
EXPERIENCED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE MOST SERIOUS ACCIDENTS IN GEORGIA
At Howe & Associates Law Firm, your trusted Alpharetta car accident attorney, we’ve built a reputation for fighting for car accident victims’ rights. Whether you were injured by a Distracted Driver, injured by a drunk driver, or you were simply in an accident, we’re the car accident attorney that gets results.
Automobile accidents happen every day in Alpharetta and usually involve a collision between a motor vehicle and another motor vehicle but may also involve a pedestrian, road debris, stationary item such a sign, tree or pole, animal or any other item. With the amount of traffic on the roads auto accidents are inevitable. While most people think of a car accident when they think of an auto accident, the definition covers any motor vehicle accident, including motorcycles.
What To Do After an Auto Accident
Immediately following an auto accident, you should move the vehicles to the side of the road if possible for safety purposes. When the cars remain in the middle of the road, additional injuries or accidents may occur from oncoming motorists who realize that there is an obstruction in the road too late. Put your hazard lights on and encourage the other driver to do the same. Obtain information about the other driver, including their auto insurance data such as the type of insurance coverage, the name of the insurance company, the policy number, the named insured and the contact number for the insurance company. If the other driver does not have motor vehicle insurance and is an uninsured driver, your collision insurance may cover the cost of the property damage but this is by no means guaranteed. Get as much information as you can (but remember to be polite).
You will also need the driver’s license number, the license plate number and the name of the vehicle’s owner. Ask any witnesses to make a statement and obtain their contact information as well. One of our Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyers will answer any immediate questions that you may have. Take photographs of the accident scene with your cell phone, including both vehicles and the road. Exchange numbers for cell phones involved in accident and call the police, even if the other driver does not want the police called.
Obtaining an official police report is a very important when it comes to documenting injuries, evidence of the accident, determination of who is at fault and official police photographs. Without an official police report, you will find it much more difficult to establish the at-fault party or necessary damages. Our Alpharetta Car Accident Attorneys rely heavily on the evidence contained in the report to prove damages. Do not leave the scene of the accident until the police have agreed to release you.
Remember to be polite to everyone and most importantly, do not claim fault for the accident even if you believe you are at fault. If you need to seek medical treatment following the car crash, ask the doctor about the nature of your injuries, including any severe injuries or long-term injuries, x-rays, potential scars and the need for any surgery. Ask for copies of your medical records and documentation. Remember that you may need to provide authorization to release medical records later on.
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