The Top 10 Things You Should Do After an Accident

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.

The Top 10 Things to do after a car wreck, truck accident, motorcycle crash or a personal injury of any kind are:

1. Call 911 to report the accident and get medical help.

2. Get examined by EMS if you are hurt.

3. If anyone claims to be a witness, ask them to talk with and leave their name and number with the investigating trooper or police officer.

4. If you are injured, get checked out at the hospital.

5. You will get an FR-10 report from the trooper, take it to your insurance company.

6. Unless you understand auto insurance coverages and how they work with other coverages, contact an experienced accident attorney to make sure you don’t waive valuable benefits.

(The Derrick Law Firm provides a free service of looking at your insurance policy and advising you regarding your coverages.)

7. If you are hurt, seek follow up medical care with a physician who has experience in treating your type of injuries.

8. Don’t go to a doctor arranged by a law firm. Some attorneys send clients to certain doctors. A doctor who is working for a law firm has very little credibility with insurance companies or in court.

9. Be completely honest with everyone who treats your injuries. Let them know of any and all existing problems you had, everything; Let them know how the wreck occurred and each and every problem you have due to the wreck. Make sure you report everything, even if it is a minor problem at the time. Additionally, be completely honest about the degree of your pain and limitations.

10. Download "The Truth About Your South Carolina Injury Claim" before signing medical release or release and before giving a recorded statement.

Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.