Drivers in Georgia can face car accidents when they least expect it. Regardless of who is at fault for a collision, it can be important to take actions after a crash in order to protect oneself and preserve a record of the accident. After the drivers have stopped following the crash, they can gather critical information that can be essential in proving who is at fault.
Of course, the most critical action to take following a car accident is to pursue emergency medical care for the people who need it. Even when urgent care is not necessary, it can be important to visit a doctor after the accident. Car accidents can cause damage that may begin to become visible shortly after the fact, and it can be important to document these injuries.
There are also some key facts that drivers should seek to gather at the scene of the accident. This information will be critical when dealing with auto insurance companies and if further legal action becomes necessary. Among these details are the names, addresses and phone numbers of the other drivers, the insurance details of the other cars involved and the VIN numbers of the other vehicles.
Filing a report and a claim with one's insurance company can be a critical next step for a driver who has been involved in a car accident. On far too many occasions, however, the insurer does not provide everything necessary to cover medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. A personal injury lawyer can help an accident victim take action to seek the necessary compensation.