Most people drive every day without thinking about being involved in an auto accident. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, there were more than 158,000 traffic crashes in 2008 alone. While this number is down from the 2007 numbers, these statistics show just how important it is to know what do to if you are involved in an auto accident. Our team at James R. Omer & Associates is committed to helping people know what to do after an auto accident and offering our services for those who find dealing with insurance companies intimidating.
The more information you can gather at the scene of the accident, the better chance you will have to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance company. You will want to gather information from the other drivers, passengers, witnesses as well as document the accident scene through photographs, sketches and written documentation.
Contact the Appropriate Individuals
After checking for passenger injuries, call the police to report the accident. You can relay the important information you have gathered to the police when they arrive, but be careful not to assign fault for the accident. The insurance company will handle the research of the accident.
Contact your insurance company right away as well to get your accident into the system. In situations where the insurance agencies are not cooperating or offer you a settlement well below what you believe you deserve, it is also advisable to contact an auto accident attorney to take control of the situation and get you the correct monetary compensation.
If you have been involved in an auto accident in the Nashville, Tennessee area and are not getting the results you want from the insurance companies, please contact the auto accident lawyers at James R. Omer & Associates and let us put the power of the law to work for you.