So you’ve just been involved in an accident and are worried. Don’t worry, it’s natural to worry when you’re not sure about how to handle the situation. Car accidents can be stressful and are always unexpected. Even the most cautious and careful drivers can be caught in this bad situation, but we are here to help you!
The most important thing you can do right after an accident is stay calm, there is no reason to worry as long as nobody is severely injured. Next thing you should do is check for injuries. Make sure nobody is bleeding, has broken bones or any other obvious signs of injuries. If there is any doubt to if somebody is hurt, make sure to call an ambulance to be safe. If possible, move cars out of traffic so as not to cause any more accidents or backup. Make sure to turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers and make sure they are cautious of you and others walking around. Also, call the police, even if the accident is minor, then call your insurance company.
It is also in your best interest to take notes about the situation, document as much as you can while the incident is still fresh in your mind. Take down specific damages, take pictures, witness contact information, causes of the accident, etc. Lastly, if at all possible, stay at the accident until the officers and other drivers leave, be the last one there.
In Georgia, the minimum liability limits required by law for motor vehicles registered in this state are $25,000 for bodily injuries to one person, $50,000 for bodily injury to more than one person in a single accident, and $25,000 for damage to property in a single accident. The attorneys at the Berelc Law Firm are here to help you through these tough times.
In any car accident case or trucking accident case, it is imperative to act quickly. Call us at the Berelc Law Office today if you were in a car or trucking accident.