What to do After an Accident
Contact a Bardstown Car Accident Attorney
Accidents happen when we least expect them. While it is impossible to know
when and where your next accident will occur, you can be prepared by knowing
what to do when it does. Below you’ll find helpful information about
what you should do on the scene.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact our Nelson County car accident lawyers
at (502) 378-3877 for legal help with your case.
Call the Police, or 911 if Needed
If anyone is hurt, call 911 immediately and do not leave the scene. Even
if no one is hurt, call the police. Don’t just exchange names and
phone numbers with the other party.
Collect Crucial Information
Get the contact information from the other driver, including their name,
address, phone number, and insurance company. Also note the color and
make and model of the vehicles involved. Get the name of any police officers
at the scene and the names and phone numbers of any witnesses who may
have seen the accident. As soon as you get the chance, draw a diagram
of the scene, or, better yet, take pictures while on the scene if it is
safe to do so.
Don’t Discuss Fault
Don’t admit fault and don’t blame the other party either. However,
if the other party admits fault, make a note of it. Write down exactly
what they said or make sure the police officer on the scene includes it
in his accident report.
Notify Your Insurance Agent & File Necessary Reports
All insurance policies require you to notify your insurance provider shortly
after an accident. Any delays can result in the potential denial of your claim.
Call an Experienced Attorney
Protect your rights and call an attorney who specializes in auto accidents
and personal injury claims. Deciding fault can be very complicated and
the insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind.
Get the attorneys of McCoy & Sparks on your side before you make any
statements or agree to anything. It’s our job to make sure you get
the settlement you deserve.
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