By Zach Russell

If you are ever involved in a car accident, there are things you need to remember. It is hard to think in a high-stress situation like that but if you remember these steps, you’ll be better protected:

1. Check yourself

After an accident, you might feel disoriented. If you are able, check to make sure nothing on your body is broken. If medical attention is needed, that takes priority over everything.

2. Stay there

Even if an accident seems minor, stay where you are. Do not drive away. This can only cause more problems in the future.

3. Take pictures

I can’t stress this enough. Take as many pictures and/or video as possible. This can act as evidence that will most likely help your case. Pictures of the car, the surrounding area and license plates are all helpful shots.This will backup your side of the story with proof. So snap away.

4. Call 911

Whether it is a minor accident or involves serious injury, you will want to call the police. Filing a police report will help you with insurance claims, court case, etc.

5. Take notes

This might seem unlikely, but if you are able to, write down detailed notes about the accident. This will help when giving a statement to the police, insurance agency, and/or lawyers.

6. Gather information

Make sure to collect the information of everyone involved in the accident. This is essential for when you file a claim with your insurance.

7. Report it

You will want to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. The sooner you file a claim, the sooner you can have everything sorted out. If you have trouble with your insurance claim, consult a lawyer and have your case reviewed.

In fact, understanding the root causes behind accidents can equip you better for prevention. For instance, a quick glance at the top pedestrian accident causes can give insight into how most accidents unfold. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, knowing the legal complexities like the liability waivers in Louisiana or understanding the intricacies of multiple insurance in truck accidents can make a huge difference. In such scenarios, seeking expert guidance becomes essential. Many victims have found solace by viewing the past case results of proficient lawyers, highlighting the importance of competent representation. If you’re uncertain about the need for legal counsel, here’s a detailed overview of why you might need a lawyer in accident scenarios.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

  • They helped me with every need possible. The back issues I had could have been much worse if they didn’t step in and help me. Bart, Megan, and all the people that work for this legal team are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you all for helping me each step of the way. I can’t thank these people enough.

    - T. Gibson-Warren

  • I want to thank the whole team for all your help and persistence with my settlement. I truly appreciate.

    - A. Alfortish

  • Great experiences every time I need you guys. I always recommend your firm.

    - W. Young

  • Bart and his team were wonderful to work with. It was clear that their vision and determination to fight for our case, is why we were able to reach a settlement, where my previous attorney was not.

    - C. Perez

  • Bart Kelly and his legal team reevaluated my case after another attorney backed away from a legal challenge, I just want to say Thank You to mr kelly and his team for the hard work and dedication to my case to make it successful . Thank You

    - N. Gex

  • Attorney Kelly is an impeccable attorney. He has represented me extremely well. I was very, very, very pleased with the outcome of my settlement. He’s highly recommended … to give assistance to anyone. I thank him for his services and I’m super elated over the way he handled the case. He is a phenomenal lawyer.

    - S. Spears

  • I’ve learned the importance of having good coverage insurance, thanks to Mr. Kelly explaining everything to me. We do not hope or wait for accidents, but rest assured that I will call Mr. Kelly again if I need his services. Thank you.

    - Ann Zimmer

  • Being represented by Mr. Kelly and his legal team was a very awesome experience. They were very patient and they worked really hard in resolving my case. I would most definitely refer them to all my friends and associates. Thank you very much.

    - Nathaniel Bonney

  • I am very grateful for Mr. Bart’s assistance. He was very professional and fair. I never felt like a client with him. I always felt like a close friend. Also, I would like to thank everyone in the office for being friendly, kind, and for helping me.

    - Glac Mantuso

  • Just want to say thanks a lot because I received way more than I expected. You guys did a wonderful job of getting the max for myself and my family. Everyone I met or spoke to on the phone was really professional and nice. Once again, thanks a lot.

    - Jessica Quinn

  • J. Bart Kelly is the best attorney I have ever met. He is intelligent, caring, understanding, and knows how to protect his clients. I love his strong take-charge attitude to fight for what is right.

    - Teri Haas

  • My lawyer took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner. I’ve been treated fairly and with the utmost respect. I am very appreciative of all of the staff at AKD for their services.

    - James Barber

  • I am grateful for the way that my case was handled. Thanks.

    - Darryl Hill

  • Thanks to Bart and Meg. Fantastic group of people and team. Love you guys.

    - Claudine Hope

  • I was involved in a terrible accident and had a lot of serious injuries. I was so happy that Bart (and his team, including his nurse paralegal) was my attorney. The results were much more than expected as far as the settlement. Thanks.

    - Karen Bourgeois

  • I received exceptional service from the law office of Bart Kelly. He is a great attorney who cares about what you are going through, and I am very pleased with the outcome.

    - Melissa Sanchez

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