Monday, June 13, 2011

Tips On What To Do If You Are Involved In A Georgia Car Accident

I found some great tips from the law firm of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP discussing what to do if you are involved in a Georgia car accident

The following steps are recommended:

Taking the right steps immediately following car accidents can save lives. And doing so helps ensure you have the evidence needed to pursue an effective auto accident case. You should understand these steps before you ever get behind the wheel:

* Call for help: Nothing is more important than the health and safety of everyone involved in the accident. A single call to 911 ensures appropriate emergency workers and paramedics arrive at the scene to provide the help needed by each accident victim.

* Collect information: Georgia law mandates that all drivers carry accident liability insurance. Make sure you look at each driver's insurance card, making note of the policy number and expiration dates. Also, take note of the license number, address information, and expiration date from each driver's license. Ask for phone numbers from both drivers and witnesses.

* Collect evidence from the scene: A cell phone camera can be critical for taking photos of damage to all vehicles, injuries, and the accident site. Be sure to capture skid marks and road conditions, such as ice or water on the roadway. Retain damaged clothing and items inside the car as well.

* Seek professional help: As soon as possible, see a doctor if you sustained any injuries, retaining all receipts and medical reports.

I hope this passing this information helps since the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, states that in 2008, there were more than 306,000 crashes on state roadways. Safe Driving. Sphere: Related Content