The Best First Steps After An Accident

It can be hard to know what to do after an accident. Many people have never been in a serious accident and the shock of it all can keep people from thinking as clearly as they might otherwise. That is completely understandable. But there are some steps you can take that can help you preserve your ability to effectively pursue compensation for your injuries or the injuries a loved one suffered:

  • Get medical attention — This is the most important thing you can do. Too often people will put off seeking medical care or they will not tell the doctor everything they are feeling because they assume it is normal to feel "roughed up." Get medical attention and tell your doctor everything. What you may think is not significant, may matter to your doctor.
  • Get the contact information of witnesses — If possible get their contact information. Do not assume the police will talk to all the witnesses.
  • Take pictures with your cellphone — If possible take photos from all angles before any vehicles are moved.

The important thing to remember is that the police report may not contain very important pieces of information that are necessary to build the strong case you need. Taking action right away to gather evidence can help ensure that you are compensated fully for your injuries.

AV* Preeminent Rated Personal Injury Attorney

I am attorney Eddy Meeks. With more than 38 years of personal injury experience, I know how important it can be to take immediate action after an accident. Beyond what you can do yourself, it is important to bring in experienced legal representation as soon as possible. The more time an attorney has to build a case, the stronger it can be. I have won multimillion-dollar cases for my clients in the past. My reputation within the legal community has helped me earn an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer-review rating system, the highest available rating. I can help you fight for the full compensation you deserve.

By taking the above actions, you give yourself the best chance of being properly compensated for your injuries. Let personal injury lawyer Eddy Meeks in Leesburg, Georgia, help you. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 229-232-8599, toll free at 800-868-3869 or contact me online.

I take cases on a contingent fee basis. I collect no attorney's fees unless I secure compensation for you.

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