What You Need to Know About Being in a Car Accident
In the event of an accident, call 911 with the location of the accident and any injuries sustained. If you suspect alcohol or drugs were involved, let law enforcement know right away. Do not discuss the details of the accident with the other driver. If possible, you will want to write down some important information at the scene, which includes the following:
- The other driver's name, address, phone number, and vehicle insurance provider
- The other driver's license plate number and vehicle make/model
- Names of the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene
If you have a camera with you, whether it is digital, standard, or on your cell phone, take some photographs of the scene, including vehicle damage, any visible skid marks, and landmarks for the scene. If you have time to describe the conditions of the accident, that can be helpful, too. This information is important when establishing a case. Make sure your description includes:
- The location and time of the accident
- Weather conditions
- Factors leading up to the accident
- Any injuries sustained from the collision
- Witness contact information
If you are experiencing severe pain, go to the emergency room immediately. Even if you feel okay shortly after the accident, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician soon after to ensure no injuries were sustained.
How We Can Help
Whatever practical or legal issues arise as a result, Spencer Law Group is prepared to address them in a way that will meet and exceed our client’s goals and objectives. Our well-trained staff will evaluate your case fairly and discuss with you realistic outcomes so you know what to expect.
Cases may be resolved through mediation, arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), or jury trial. Whatever the situation, our Lexington car accident attorneys will work to achieve your desired result. Spencer Law Group operates primarily on a contingency fee system. That means we don't get paid until you get paid!