What Happens After The Crash?

Seek Medical Attention

If you've been hit by a car, you suddenly have a lot of worries that you never asked for. The first is your physical health; if you've been injured, your first priority is to seek immediate medical attention. If you've been hit while riding a motorcycle, your injuries could be particularly severe. The same goes for people who get hit by a car while walking, or for those who collide with a car while riding a bike. Truck accidents can also do a good deal of damage, as the weight and mass of trucks are so much greater than those of cars, motorcycles, pedestrians or bikes.

If you feel like you escaped a car accident unscathed, it's still important not to assume that you're fine. Even if you don't show immediate outward signs of injury, you could still be hurt. If symptoms show up later and you never sought medical attention after your injury, it becomes more difficult to convince an insurance company that your pain or other symptoms are a delayed result of the accident and not some other cause.

Document The Scene

If possible, take pictures of the accident site. These can be used later to reconstruct the accident. Exchange insurance information with the other driver(s) and call the police. If someone witnessed the car wreck, make sure they stick around to talk to the police and describe what they saw. If you can, write down what happened as you remember it.

Don't Deal With The Insurance Company

If you've been injured in a car accident, insurance companies know that you likely need compensation for your mounting bills as soon as possible. They will take advantage of this fact and try to offer you a quick settlement that is likely a far lower amount than the full amount you may deserve. A lawyer will know where the insurance company is likely trying to cut corners to look out for its own bottom line.

Call Our Firm Right Away

For a free initial consultation with an attorney at Witherington Law, PLLC, in Nashville, Tennessee, call 615-679-9980, or drop us a line to start the conversation about your motor vehicle accident case.