10 Things To Do If You Are Involved in a Tennessee Car Accident

There are hundreds of car accidents in Tennessee every day, and any case involving personal injuries may result in litigation.  Thus, it is important to take certain steps immediately to protect your rights.  

At the Law Offices of John Day, P.C., we recommend the following:

1. If you can move, determine the well-being of all others involved in the accident.  If anyone is injured, call 911 and seek help.

2. When the police officer arrives, tell him or her the truth about how the accident occurred.  Do not speculate on what happened.  Be polite to the officer.

3.  Be polite to the other driver.  Exchange insurance company contact information with the other driver.  Do not worry about sharing your insurance company contact information – doing so does not admit that the fault is your fault.

4.  Write down the other driver’s name and contact information.

5.  Seek out any witnesses to the wreck and write down their contact information.

6.  If you can do so safely, take photos from several different angles of the vehicles and any gouge marks, yaw marks, or skid marks.  

7.  Seek medical attention as appropriate if you are injured or are in pain.

8.  Report the accident to your insurance company.  Make sure to write down the claim number that your insurance company gives you. 

9.  Photograph any injuries you have.

10.  Contact an experienced auto accident lawyer to gain an understanding of your rights.  Do so before giving a statement to an insurance company or before filing out insurance documents.

We would be honored if you would consult with us about your potential auto accident claim.  We do not charge for an initial consultation and will be happy to meet with you at your home or other place that is convenient for you.  Call us at 866-812-8787 or complete the Case Evaluation form at the right to set up an appointment.

You may find the following to be helpful to you:

Understanding How To Hire a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case

Understanding Automobile Wreck Cases