Auto & Truck Accidents



Five Important Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Wreck

Have you been in an auto accident in Fayetteville or Hope Mills, NC and need representation? At The Law Office of Cliff Brisson, Jr., we believe that if you have been injured in an auto or truck crash, there are some things that you need to know and do right away.

1. Obtain Photographic Evidence and Witness Information

First, it is wise to document that the other person is at fault. You should take photographs of your damaged car and show where any physical damage has happened, whether it be inside or outside the car. Make sure you are taking both close-ups and wide shots to show that this is your vehicle.

Try to take photographs of the other vehicle involved. If there is any physical evidence left at the scene, like skid marks, take a picture of those while they are still fresh. Additionally, if you have any noticeable injuries to your body, document those injuries with photographs, too. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses, as they may not appear on the accident report. It's also a good idea to write down all the details of how the accident happened while it is fresh in your memory. You never know when you will have to refer back to it.

2. Seek Medical Care

Immediately seek medical or chiropractic treatment if appropriate. When you go to the hospital, doctor’s office or chiropractor’s office, be sure to describe in detail what happened to cause the collision. You should also let them know of any injuries you sustained during the accident or any you think may be related to the wreck.

3. Review the Accident Report

If possible, you will want to get a copy of the accident report and review it to be sure there are no errors. The insurance claims adjusters will be looking at that report as well as talking to the insured.

4. Watch What You Say

If you make a statement to the claims adjuster, be very careful. Oftentimes, he or she will ask you questions with the goal of getting you to admit that you were somehow also at fault in the accident or that you did not get hurt. Be aware that in North Carolina, if you are also in any way at fault, they will deny your claim under the concept of contributory negligence.

5. Consult an Attorney

To make sure your interests are protected, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Cliff Brisson, Jr. offers a free initial consultation and handles car accident cases on a contingency basis. That means we collect attorney's fees only if we make a recovery for you. You can contact us online by sending us a message or give us a call.

Contact the Region's Leading Personal Injury Attorney

If you've been injured in an auto accident, it's imperative that you work with a qualified attorney. Even if you follow all the suggested steps after a crash, a certified personal injury attorney will ensure that you're able to recover from this traumatic event. Fortunately, the Law Office of Cliff Brisson, Jr. is always prepared to handle your case. All you have to do is schedule a preliminary consultation with one of our friendly representatives. From there, it's only a matter of time before you experience justice.