Atlanta is well known for its traffic problems.
If you drive throughout Atlanta, you should be prepared for the possibility of getting into a car accident.
After all, sustaining an auto accident injury is stressful enough without having to wonder:
“What is the first thing I should do after getting into a car crash in Atlanta?”
Before you even get on the road, you should make sure all of your relevant documents, such as your driver’s license, car insurance card, health insurance card, vehicle registration and list of emergency contacts are in your purse or wallet.
It’s also a good idea to have an emergency charger for your cell phone and if your car insurance provider has an app, be sure to have it installed.
Follow this easy list to get clear of the worst of your accident, and get the most that you can afterward.
If your car is blocking the road, it can cause more accidents to occur.
But only move your vehicle if it is in drivable condition and there are no serious injuries. Pull over to the shoulder so that the flow of traffic can resume. If your car is not drivable, wait for a tow truck to move it.
In the case of a minor accident, where there are no injuries and the damage is under $500, a police report may not need to be filed; however, it’s wisest to let the cops decide that.
If the police aren’t contacted, and a police report is needed, you could be facing a fine, or worse.
Remember that car insurance app you should have already installed? Now is the time to use it.
Take pictures of all damage to your car and yourself.
Document as much as possible, including when and where the accident occurred. If you don’t have a car insurance app, take pictures and notes to have on hand when you file your claim.
You should get evaluated for any injuries within 24 hours of a car accident, whether you think you’re injured or not.
Often, injuries are not felt until days or even weeks after the accident and by then you may not be able to get the compensation you need.
Unfortunately, accidents happen, but you can be prepared. For more information on accident injury screening, call (404) 889-8828.