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What to Do After a Car Accident

Top 10 things to do after a Georgia car accident.

by Personal Injury Lawyer Casey W. Stevens

Here are some important things you should do to help ensure you receive fair compensation after a Georgia Car Accident.

1. Call 911 and ask for the police and an ambulance if needed.

Of course the health and well-being of yourself and passengers of your vehicle always come first. Get checked out! Often delayed treatment  results in a longer overall recovery time.

2. Take photographs accident scene, including damage to the vehicles and road conditions. If possible, do it before the vehicles are moved.

When possible, take photographs of the accident scene if you are not attending to someone who has been injured. When more serious accidents occur, emergency vehicles will be dispatched and police will photograph the scene.

3. If you are able to at the time, be sure you or a witness speaking to the officer are able to clearly describe the cause of the accident. If possible, review the report to ensure the officer has documented everything to your satisfaction.

We've had it happen before that a client gets a copy of a police report and says the report is incomplete or inaccurate. 

4. Obtain the names and phone numbers of any and all witnesses.

This is also a task police officers will do once they reach the scene, but often witnesses who stop to ensure everyone is O.K. will leave the scene before they are able to give a statement.  

3. Get a copy of the police report. The police report will contain important information, including the other driver's insurance information, citations issued, diagram of the accident scene, etc.

A few days after an accident, you will be able to pick up a copy of your incident report from the police station. If you have not obtained a copy of the police report before you meet with us, we will obtain one on your behalf.

5. If you were not transported by ambulance, and you are feeling pain, visit your doctor's office or the emergency room as soon as possible. Do not ignore the pain, with the hope it will get better on its own. It is better to get it checked out to be sure you are O.K., and therefore eliminate any possible questions regarding the cause of the injury. A delay in seeking medical treatment may, in some cases, jeopardize your ability to prove your injuries resulted from the accident and not something else.

6. Contact The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens for a free case evaluation - 770-408-6364.

Accidents don't all happen between the hours of 9-5.  We are available 24 hours a day to talk to victims of auto accidents.

7. If you have them, bring a copy of the police report and photographs of the accident scene to your consultation.

8. Keep a list of all doctors and hospitals that provided medical treatment for your injuries.

9. Keep track of the number of days your were unable to work due to your injuries.

10. Do not ever sign off on a settlement with an insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney.

11. And we'll take care of the rest!

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After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. - Nina F
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Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call - Susan