200 South Woodland St., Manchester, TN 37355
Schedule Your Free Consultation (931) 954-1066
attorney packing up their bag after a meeting

Tennessee General Law Blog

Let’s Review Your Case

Take these Steps after an Accident

An accident that leaves you seriously injured can happen when you are least expecting it, resulting in physical and psychological injuries, financial losses, and questions about the future. While nothing may prepare you for an accident, knowing what steps to take after the accident can offer some peace of mind. At the law offices of Burch, Morrison, & Stewart, our Manchester, Tennessee personal injury attorneys will be available to help you manage the claims process and take steps to improve your chances of maximizing your settlement after an accident.

1. Report and Document Your Accident

Regardless of the type of accident in which you are involved, reporting and documenting your accident is extremely important; if you do not have an accident report, you may struggle to recover compensation and prove that the accident even occurred at a later date. If you are in a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident, make sure that you call the police and file a report even if the accident occurs on private property. Keeping a personal journal regarding what happened and your injuries is also important.

2. Seek Medical Care

Even if you do not believe yourself to have suffered serious initial injuries, you should absolutely be looked at by a physician as soon as possible after your accident. You should request a copy of the medical report and any treatment that is prescribed. Again, if you do not have evidence of suffering any injuries, seeking compensation for “alleged” injuries will be very difficult.

3. Notify the Insurance Company

After an accident, it is important to give the insurance company as much notice of the accident as possible in order for the company to have sufficient time to investigate the accident. Calling your insurance company within 24 hours of your accident and reporting the incident is strongly recommended. If you are filing a claim against another party’s insurer, be sure to get the other party’s contact information and insurance information at the scene of the accident.

4. Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reporting the accident, seeking medical care, and notifying the insurance company are your three top priorities after an accident. Next, you should call a personal injury lawyer, especially if the injuries you have suffered are serious. Consultations with our law firm are offered free of charge and there is never any obligation to hire our law firm. By reaching out to a personal injury lawyer, you can receive competent, professional, and informed advice about what your options are and the best strategy for maximizing your compensation amount. Your lawyer can also represent you when dealing with an insurance company, help you to understand what your claim is worth, and provide you with more information about our state’s one-year statute of limitations.

Reach Out to the Offices of Burch, Morrison, & Stewart Today

When you have been in an accident and suffered an injury, recovering compensation for your harm is important. To schedule a free consultation with our talented Manchester personal injury lawyers at the offices of Burch, Morrison, & Stewart, please send our team a message or call our offices directly. We have the experience and passion you are looking for.

Schedule Your Free Consultation