By Scott Corlew

In an instant, your life changes forever when you experience an automobile accident. Expensive medical bills, mental and emotional hurdles, a long recovery period and missed time at work are just toppings on what can be the most physically stressful moment of your life. If you are unlucky, returning to work or resuming normal daily activities may not be that easy. It’s therefore important that you know what to do when faced with this situation.

Moments after an accident, the most important thing to do is to check your body thoroughly for injuries. Attention to detail becomes a necessity because some injuries are not readily evident. One of the most dangerous of these time-sensitive injuries is shock, especially in children, so check for symptoms periodically. To avoid further accidents, move out of the road way as soon as you can. Incoming vehicles and pedestrians should also be warned about the accident by using signals, hazard lights or by setting out flares. Be sure to contact both emergency personnel and the authorities about the accident.

When personal safety has been established, the next thing you need to do is to talk with the other driver or drivers involved in the accident. The information you need from them includes contact details like address and telephone numbers, and details about their insurance carrier. If possible, keep a lot of notes regarding the accident’s location and the information about the other driver’s car. When talking with the other driver, steer clear of the topic of whose fault the accident is. If the other driver raises his/her voice, do not engage as conversation like these can get tense too quickly. All other detail should be left in the care of your personal injury attorney.

For your lawyer’s convenience and perusal, furnish copies of every document and data related to the accident: pictures, videos, and written statements not only from you but also from people who witnessed the incident. Your lawyer will be able to give you better insight and advice if you are organized with this information. When selecting an attorney to represent your case, choose an experienced lawyer who is well-versed in auto accidents and personal injury cases. Evaluating your case and preparing you for court proceedings is such an important task that you need to have a skilled attorney to help start your journey towards recovery and rehabilitation.

Accidents are, indeed, inevitable. That doesn’t mean you should let them destroy your life. If you have been injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical attention, record details of the accident, and speak with a licensed attorney about your case.

Mediation should be your first option if you are going through a vehicular accident. Scott Corlew is a trained mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully handled complex mediation and arbitration for clients as an attorney as well. He is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal courts in Mississippi. Call 228-202-5176 today or visit his website at http://www.corlewlaw.com for more information.

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By Scott Corlew In an instant, your life changes forever when you experience an automobile accident. Expensive medical bills, mental and emotional hurdles, a long recovery period and missed time at work are just toppings on what can be the most physically stressful moment of your life. If you are...