What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident

Unfortunately automobile accidents occur on the roadways every day. Being in an accident can be both confusing and overwhelming. Knowing how to handle the consequences of an accident can ensure that you make the best of a bad situation. We have provided a few tips that you should follow if you are involved in an accident.

What to Do
Call 911 for medical attention if anyone is hurt in the accident.

Call the police so that they are able to document the accident.

Exchange information with the other party. Be sure to exchange addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, and any information regarding what type of vehicle is involved.

Document the scene of the accident with any photographs. Photograph the damage to the vehicles.

Report the accident to your insurance company.

What NOT to do
Do not panic. It is important to remain as calm as possible.

Do not leave the scene of the accident without exchanging information and talking with the police.

Do not forget to document the scene of the accident with photographs, notes, or other evidence.

Do not agree to any settlement until you have spoken with a Tennessee car accident attorney.

If you have been in a car accident, be sure to give our Tennessee accident attorneys a call. We would be happy to help you out with your auto accident case.

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