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Involved In a Car Accident? Here are 7 Things to Keep In Mind

With more than 75 years of combined experience, The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto have assisted countless Tennesseans who have been seriously injured in car accidents. If you’ve been injured in an accident, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Stay calm and assess your condition and the condition of others in your vehicle.
  2. Determine if immediate medical attention is needed.
  3. Call 911. Remember that they will need to know the location of the accident and if emergency medical personnel should be dispatched as well as the Police.
  4. Think before you speak. Try to recall the events involved in the accident clearly in your mind prior to discussing them with anyone at the scene. Remember that what you say can be used against you. Do not be apologetic and do not accept the other party’s statement of what happened; tell it as you saw it.
  5. Seek medical attention if you need it. If pain develops, do not delay seeking treatment. Remember, if you don’t seek treatment, everyone will assume that you are not hurt. Make sure you tell your doctor how you were injured in the crash. Be specific about all of the symptoms and injuries you experienced in the accident.
  6. Submit all medical bills to your health insurance company. Never assume that the other driver’s insurance will voluntarily pay the bill, even if they say they will. Be sure to notify your car insurance company of the accident as soon as possible.
  7. Seek legal advice as soon as possible. There are a lot of variables that go into determining fault in a car wreck. It’s best to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process.

Be safe out there!

For more information give us a call at (865) 691-2777 or contact us through our website Brown & Roberto, PLLC to set up a free consultation.

The information provided in this post is not intended as legal advice but rather as information for Tennesseans to become better informed regarding personal injury claims in Tennessee. As there are many variables involved in automobile accidents, readers of this post are strongly encourage to seek the advice of a licensed Tennessee attorney before relying on any of the information contained in this post or this Blog.
Client Reviews
"We tried to go through the insurance company ourselves, but they basically just laughed at us. So I got in touch with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. The insurance company's attitude really changed, and within a week we had our car replaced and rehabilitation going for my wife. The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto stuck in there and fought for us." J. Felver
"Had it not been for The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, I would be in a mess. I would not have been able to handle the paper work or things that would have been required to stand in a court of law myself. They got the most that I could have gotten for any injury that I had. I was more than pleased with the settlement. They handled my case promptly and very professionally." D. Blakeman
"I would recommend The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto because they are for the client. They are extremely tough when they go to court, they keep you well informed, and they treat you as a person. They are extremely good attorneys. They changed my life. They helped my life because they believed in me. They fought for me. I thank God for them." C. Scarbrough