Baltimore Auto Accident Law Firm: Five Practical Steps to Take Following an Auto Accident

You have just had an auto accident. You are probably disoriented, frightened, and confused. First and foremost, you should take care of yourself and your passengers. Get yourselves to safety and notify police or emergency personnel. After dealing with pressing medical needs, you should turn your attention to the legal implications of your accident.

We’ve put together a list of five practical steps you should always follow after a car accident. Take the time to complete these steps and any legal actions that follow will run much more smoothly.

  1. Call us immediately. Do not speak to any insurance reps or sign any piece of paper without first speaking to your Maryland auto accident lawyer. You may unknowingly hurt your case.
  2. Write down everything that happened while it is still fresh in your mind. Describe to the best of your ability what happened, along with the weather and road conditions. Draw a diagram if you can.
  3. Photograph your property damage and injuries. Take photographic evidence of damage to your vehicle, as well as your injuries as soon as possible – any bruises, breaks, discoloration, swelling, or bleeding.
  4. Keep all your appointments. Make sure you show up to all doctor, auto repair, chiropractic, or physical therapy appointments. If you cannot make an appointment due to your injuries, note this on paper.
  5. Document everything. Save everything – receipts, paperwork, x-rays, bills, disability certificates – that has to do with your accident.

Following these five steps will help your auto accident attorney better help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Baltimore auto accident law firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today to speak with an experienced Baltimore accident lawyer about your accident claim. Let us know how we can fight for you.