8 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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If you’re wondering what steps to take after a car accident, attorney JD Smith has your answer.

JD Smith is a car accident attorney in Seattle with the Law Office of JD Smith, PLLC. He has been a Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2019, and he was the recipient of the Professionalism Award from the Washington State Association of Justice.

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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

  1. Move the car out of traffic if you can. Make sure you and your passengers are safe.
  2. Call 911. This can help document the specifics of the accident, which can be very helpful later. Memories are not always reliable.
  3. If hurt, seek medical care. The injuries may be more noticeable later on.
  4. Take photos and videos if you can. The more, the better! Capture the vehicles and the location.
  5. If anyone witnessed the accident, ask them to provide a statement. Get their name, number, and place of employment in case the incident is disputed later.
  6. Contact an attorney as soon as you can. You can get free legal advice by scheduling a consultation with an injury attorney. You can find out if your injuries are severe enough to pursue legal action.
  7. If your insurance company calls you, you are obligated to provide a statement. Do not do so if you are in pain or unfocused due to painkillers. You are NOT obligated to speak to the other driver’s insurance company. Your lawyer can speak to them on your behalf.
  8. If your insurance company offers you a settlement offer, do NOT accept until you know the true cost of your injuries. Accepting a settlement means you are giving up on seeking additional compensation.

To learn more, contact JD Smith directly by calling 888-981-0015 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

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