What to Do If You're Involved In a Car Accident

Many individuals are unaware of a number of things that should be done when they are involved in a car accident. Here are a few that can help protect your interests:

  • Move to a safe area if you can and turn off your car.  Many people fail to do this before getting out of their car after an accident, which can lead to further damages or injuries. 
  • Check on other people involved if you are able, including drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Call 911 if there are any injuries, including injuries that may not seem significant. Be sure that someone has done this, and if they haven't and you are able, make the call to ensure help arrives. 
  • Make sure the police are called. Cooperate with responding officers, but n ever admit fault to anyone. It's up to authorities to objectively decide who is in the wrong, so don't hurt your case by accepting fault.
  • Exchange information. Be prepared to provide your insurance information, as well as your name and phone number.
  • Document the scene. Take a lot of photos. Make sure your vehicle damages are well documented, as well as any injuries you may have suffered.  You are much more likely to receive compensation when you have clear documentation of the damages you have sustained. 
  • Get a copy of the police report and keep all documentation in a safe place. It is especially important to save medical records from treatment you received as a result of the accident.
  • Call Woods Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 706-9757 to get a Brandon, Mississippi personal injury attorney that is committed to serving clients and ensuring that they get the compensation they deserve.
Brandon, MS Personal Injury Lawyer

Woods Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in a variety of personal injury matters, including:

  • Car & Truck Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Claims
  • Product Liability
  • Property Owner Negligence
  • Prescriptions & Medications

Dealing with insurance companies on your own can be a lengthy and intimidating process.  It always helps to have an attorney on your side, fighting for your right to compensation.  

If you have been hurt in an accident and have questions regarding the process of receiving compensation, don't hesitate to call us and speak with a personal injury attorney.  You can also contact us here with any questions you might have about your accident and the damages you sustained. 
Premises Liability

Many accidents occur because of unsafe conditions on a privately-owned property, and there is always the possibility that negligence, such as failure to keep up with maintenance, may have played a part. If a premises is not properly maintained, or does not contain sufficient signage to warn you of any dangerous areas, liability can end up on the property owner. They can be held responsible for any injuries you may have received. Premises liability occurrences include unmarked steps or changes in floor level, unsafe doors, windows, or furniture, malfunctioning elevators, sharp edges, and many other possible causes of harm.
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Slip and Falls

Though many might depict slip and falls as humurous occurrences, in reality, they can lead to very serious injuries, such as concussions and broken bones. They definitely don't seem funny while sitting in a waiting room awaiting treatment!

If you have been involved in a premises liability or slip and fall accident, you need a personal injury attorney to ensure that you will get the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered from a slip and fall, or other mishap on someone's property, contact Woods Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 706-9757.
Don't Hesitate to Get an Attorney On Your Side

If you have been injured while on someone's property, seek medical attention and then call Woods Law Firm at (601) 706-9757 to set up a free consultation. We can get you the money you need for medical bills and help relieve the stress of dealing with insurance companies by yourself. 
Phone:  (601) 706-9757
Fax: (601) 825-3677

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202 East Government Street
Brandon, MS 39042
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