What to Do in a Car Wreck

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If you have been involved in a serious car accident in North Carolina, there are important steps that you should take in order to best protect your rights. At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC Law, our team has assisted numerous individuals through catastrophic accidents and helped them through each of these steps.

If you have been involved in an accident in the Winston-Salem area, call our lawyers at 336-777-1411 or 877-230-9100. You may also contact us online to learn what action you should take.

Your Number One Priority Is Safety

The very first thing you should do when involved in a car accident is to call the police and obtain the medical attention you need. After speaking with law enforcement, it is important to contact an experienced accident attorney as quickly as possible. The clock to bring a claim against negligent parties starts immediately. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to bring a lawsuit to pay for your injuries.

Preserve Evidence if You Can

Evidence does not last forever. This makes it even more critical to put a lawyer in your corner soon, so he or she can gather the important evidence quickly. You can help in this process immediately, however. After a crash, you can:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene
  • Photograph all cars and vehicles involved
  • Take down license plate numbers of the vehicles involved
  • Get the names and contact information of those involved with the crash
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses
  • File a police report and get the officers' information as well

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Call our office at 877-230-9100 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our attorneys. We will investigate your matter and explain your rights to you after your accident. You can also reach out to our law firm online to set up an appointment.