O'Malley Tunstall PLLC
Call 24-hours a day Free consultation No Fees Unless we Win
800-755-1987
Offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Eastern North Carolina

What should you do immediately after a car accident?

Car accidents range in severity from minor fender benders or parking lot accidents to tragic collisions that cause serious injury or even death. Oftentimes, having an accurate record of what happened when the accident occurred can protect you if you suffered injury at the hands of another.

If you were in a car accident that was not your fault, there are a few necessary steps you must take. While the other driver may try to convince you that it is not important to call the police or file a report, you should trust your own experience and knowledge any time an accident occurs.

Stay calm and check for injuries

If there are serious, life-threatening injuries, the first concern is to tend to those. Call the police and emergency services to keep everyone safe and ensure that all involved have the medical treatment they need. Even after an accident where it appears there were no injuries, you should have a medical examination in case a problem pops up later.

Document information

Make a list of the following: witness names, the location and time of the accident, the other driver’s license plate number, name and insurance information. Try to document with pictures any injuries or damage to your car. Always call a law enforcement officer and file an official report about the accident.

Do not sign anything without the advice of a professional

This is particularly important if someone else caused the accident. Even if you are intimidated and confused, never sign a document without having a lawyer go over it first. The only thing you should sign is the report that law enforcement finishes for you. Do not speak openly about the accident to anyone until you have spoken to your attorney.

Lifelong injuries, pains and medical conditions can be the result of an accident caused by another driver. If you suffered an injury and feel you deserve compensation for the accident, schedule an appointment with an attorney today.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contextual Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul

Free Initial Consultations. No Attorney Fees Unless We Win.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Lead Counsel Rated | LC
Call 24-hours a day We’ll Come To You No Attorney Fees Unless we Win
Review Us

Raleigh Office
8300 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27615

Toll Free: 800-755-1987
Phone: 919-277-0150
Fax: 252-641-9009
Raleigh Law Office Map

Tarboro Office
405 North Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Toll Free: 800-755-1987
Phone: 252-823-2266
Fax: 252-641-9009
Tarboro Law Office Map