What Do I Do if I Get in an Auto Accident?

There are few things in life scarier than getting into a motor vehicle accident. In the immediate aftermath, there are likely a flood of questions running through your head: How bad am I hurt? What if I have to miss work?

Taking the proper steps after your auto accident could determine whether you are able to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers in Chattanooga, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you build a strong claim that seeks damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

One of the first things you should do after an accident is contact an attorney. We serve clients throughout Tennessee. Call us today at 423-933-2738 for a free consultation.

You Can Take These Steps to Help Your Case

After your accident, there are simple steps everyone can take that will protect your rights and interests down the road should you decide to file a personal injury claim:

  • Contact the police. Having a police report of the accident is an important step in seeking compensation.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to document all of your injuries and follow a doctor's recommended course of treatment. Having this medical evidence early on can be crucial in building a strong claim.
  • Contact an attorney. Our lawyers can answer all of your questions about your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.
  • Do not speak to insurance adjusters. The other driver's insurance company may offer you a quick settlement that doesn't meet your needs or twist your words into admitting fault. We can speak to the insurance company on your behalf.

Once you have talked to our attorneys, we can get to work reviewing evidence and police reports, locating and interviewing witnesses and working with accident reconstruction experts. We will also work with your doctor and vocational experts to determine the full extent of your losses, helping us seek compensation that will meet your needs now and into the future.

Call Our Lawyers Today to Get the Help You Need

Let us handle the complex work involved with personal injury litigation. We can handle settlement negotiations or take your case to trial if necessary. To discuss your options with our attorneys, contact us online or call 423-933-2738 or 423-933-2738 today.