What to Do at the Scene of a Company Vehicle Car Accident to Protect Your Georgia Injury Claim
3/31/2012While most car accidents are preventable, they still happen and can leave you hurt, distressed and broke. Some people are required to drive a company vehicle at work, which puts them at risk for being in a car accident. An injury claim can help an employee recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages but what you say and do at the scene of an accident could put that claim in jeopardy. A Jonesboro personal injury attorney suggests taking the following actions immediately after a car accident at work:
Jason R. Schultz
Jason R. Schultz
- Call the police – Having a legal accident report can help support your claim and show the details of what caused the accident.
- Don’t talk to anyone besides the police and your attorney – Limit your conversation with people at the accident scene and don’t say things like “I’m sorry” or “My boss is going to kill me.” These statements can imply fault.
- Collect information – Get the names and contact information of any witnesses, take pictures and/or recordings of the scene, obtain copies of the police report and any medical records.
- Seek medical attention – Even if you feel uninjured you should be checked out by a healthcare professional and obtain a copy of their notes and records to support your injury claim.
If you follow these guidelines on the scene of a car accident that occurred while you were driving a company vehicle, you will be able to support your injury claim and increase your odds of a favorable outcome.
Contacting a Jonesboro Personal Injury Attorney
As the victim of a Jonesboro car accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.
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