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What to do After
a Car Accident

Car Accident Lawyer, Fielding Law Group

We've helped Thousands of Accident Victims Resolve Their Cases, Contact Fielding Law Group Today


It can be difficult to know what to do after a serious accidents, but a personal injury lawyer can guide you through the legal process so you can focus on recovering your health. Personal injury claims can be extremely complex, requiring knowledge about laws, statutes of limitation, and negotiation skills. By working with an attorney from Fielding Law Group, you can ensure the best outcome in your situation. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Fielding Law Group Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Case

It’s important to work with a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in accidents, negligent actions, intentional harm, and reckless behavior that results in injuries. The civil laws surrounding personal injuries is complex and it is easy to miss a deadline or overlook negotiation tactics. Fielding Law Group has worked with countless clients facing difficult situations who need help with their personal injury cases.

What to Do If There Is an Accident

What to do at the scene of an accident. If you are involved in an accident, it good to know how to navigate a stressful situation by understanding a few things that can help you. If you do feel overwhelmed, contact the law office of the Fielding Law Group. Our car accident lawyers will help you through the entire process, after an accident.

Stop immediately and move, if it is safe to do so

Call 911 if there are injuries.

Call the police. In some areas, police authorities may respond to every accident scene. They may consider factors such as the severity and location of the accident (some police authorities will not come to the scene if the accident is on private property).  However, you should attempt to notify the police.  You should also be aware that most policies require notification to the police within a specified time period if the accident is a hit and run.

Obtain names, addresses, telephone numbers, and driver's license numbers from all drivers.

Obtain license plate(s) and vehicle identification numbers.  Ask to see driver's license(s) and vehicle registration(s) to verify the information is accurate.

Obtain names, addresses, and telephone numbers of other passengers and any witnesses.

If you have a camera or a cellphone, take photographs of the damage, and the accident scene (traffic controls, visual obstacles).

If the owner of a damaged car or damaged property cannot be located, leave a note with the names and addresses of the driver and owners of the involved cars.

Notify your agent and/or your insurance company immediately.

Talk with a personal injury attorney, they will make sure you are taken care of and get the treatment you need, as well as help you manage injury costs.

Things to Avoid After a Car Accident

Do not argue with other drivers and passengers.

Save your story for the police and your insurance company.

Do not sign statements regarding fault or promise to pay for the other parties damages.

If the other party offers to pay your deductible, don't sign anything.

You must show your driver's license, vehicle registration card, evidence of financial responsibility, and current address to the other driver or persons involved, or to a peace officer.


Obtaining Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case

Although obtaining a financial award will not heal your injuries or bring back your loved one, compensation can provide you with security while you recover. A personal injury lawyer can  help you obtain compensation for the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical limitations

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s wrongful actions, you may be unsure of what to do. By working with a personal injury attorney, you can protect your rights and obtain the compensation that is due to you. Call our attorneys at Fielding Law Group today.

At Fielding Law Group, we want your focus to be on getting better while we work diligently on your case on your behalf. We will investigate your injuries and accident while listening closely as you explain your concerns so that we can get you the compensation that you deserve.

Fielding Law Group Office Locations

Seattle, WA

Phone: (206) 686-5454  Address: 14900 Interurban Ave. S Suite 271-45 Seattle, WA 98168

Kennewick, WA

Phone: (509) 735-3535  Address: 8350 W. Grandridge Blvd Suite 200 Kennewick, WA 99336

Yakima, WA

Phone: (509) 577-7777  Address: 34 N 3rd Street Yakima, WA 98901

Moses Lake, WA

Phone: (509) 765-7777  Address: 102 E. 3rd Ave Moses Lake, WA 98837

Lakewood, WA

Phone: (253) 363-8816 5515 Steilacoom Blvd. SW #103 Lakewood, WA 98499

Olympia, WA

Phone: (360) 469-6007 Address: 209 4th Ave E Suite 208 Olympia, WA 98501

Everett, WA

Phone: (425) 541-7884  Address: 5705 Evergreen Way Suite 102B Everett, Washington, 98203

Kent, WA

Phone: (253) 666-6299 Address: 1209 Central Ave S Suite 180 Kent, WA 98032

Royal City, WA

Phone: (509) 735-3535 Address: 155 Camelia Street Royal City, WA 99357

Boise, ID

Phone: (208) 266-5797 Address: 999 W Main St. #40 Boise, ID 83702

Meridian, ID

Phone: (208) 429-9999 Address: 82 South Baltic Ave Suite 108 Meridian, ID 83642