Car Accidents can come at a moment’s notice. The experience of being involved in a car accident is one thing, but the stressful host of questions will soon follow. Who is at fault? How will I pay for my medical expenses? What is the first step I need to take? When will I fully recover from my injuries? Our Car Accident attorneys at Davis & Williams PLLC, serving the State of Mississippi, are here to help you navigate these questions. The legality of accidents, physical injuries, car damage, and even the death of a loved one are situations that must be addressed immediately. At Davis & Williams, our goal is to point you in the right direction for any and all issues relating from your wreck.
For years, injured persons faced with car accident litigation have turned to our legal team at Davis & Williams to protect their legal and personal interests. We work with our clients in an effort to gain all of the relevant facts. We obtain the relevant police report and filings, protect and maintain any relevant evidence, and depose those relevant parties who were involved at the scene of the crime or delivered aid to injured persons.
Our attorneys also work with experts to determine the cause of the auto accident and develop a strategy to help you recover. For over 30 years, we have handled complex negotiations with opposing counsel, insurance companies, and car manufacturers. Our goal is to ensure your recovery will be reasonable and fair. If your goal cannot be achieved through settlement or pre-trial negotiations, we are ready to proceed to trial.
At Davis & Williams, our practice handles a multitude of vehicle liability suits. In addition to car accidents, we handle vehicle collisions with immovable property and trains, trucking collisions, highway defect, and car defect suits. In the State of Mississippi, clients encounter these other specialized categories of accident liability more often than in other places. If your accident involves 18-wheelers or commercial vehicles, reach out to our office as soon as possible.
Our car wreck attorneys have extensive years of experience handling auto accident cases. Being involved in a car wreck can be traumatizing mentally and physically and our attorneys are dedicated to helping you get through these difficult times. We represent clients throughout the state of Mississippi. If you or a loved one would like to request more information from an attorney who can help concerning an automobile collision, call us today.What to Do if I am Involved in a Car Wreck?
Car Wrecks Happen Every Day. What are the First Steps You Should Take?
According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, in 2015, there were 28,000 automobile accidents in Mississippi that resulted in serious injury. In 2016, there were 690 fatalities on Mississippi roads. Distracted driving (such as texting or talking while driving) and impaired driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) were major causes of traffic fatalities. If you are involved in a collision, it is vital to be knowledgeable beforehand. Below you will find our helpful hints on what to do, and what not to do when you or a loved one has gotten into an auto accident.
Never Drive Away From the Scene of a Car Wreck
Even an accident that does not cause major damage to your vehicle may cause damage and injury to others involved, so be sure to stay at the scene of the accident and follow the steps provided below.
Call the Police
Don’t ever hesitate to call the Police. Police Officers are equipped to respond to accidents on roads and highways at any given time. A police officer will gather all the necessary information from the parties involved and document the facts of the car accident by writing an accident report. By involving the police, you are creating an official record of what has happed on the scene which will better assist your legal team.
Gathering information for your own records is important. It is unlikely to know the next setting you will encounter other parties involved in an accident. To further help your legal team, gather contact and insurance information at the scene. Other information that should be gathered includes but is not limited to:
- Contact information for all parties involved in the car wreck (including third parties)
- Driver’s license and license plate numbers for all parties involved
- Names and contact information from any eye-witnesses on the scene
- List of businesses nearby the accident (if applicable)
- Pictures of the collision scene and/or vehicles involved
- Pictures of any injuries
Do Not Admit Fault
You should not admit fault on the scene of the accident. Even if circumstances cause you to think that you are at fault, it is ideal to wait until you speak with a lawyer.
Admitting fault could risk your ability to recover any damages relating to the accident. Often times, superseding causes that both parties are unaware of at the scene of the accident can play a large part in absolving you or the other driver of liability.
See a Doctor
If your physical injuries are severe, call 911 immediately for medical dispatch. If they are minor, be sure to indicate to the officer your physical pain and injury so it may be documented. Next, it is important to consult with your primary care doctor or emergency room doctor for treatment. Any injuries must be documented as a result of your wreck. The road to recovery may be short, but some cases require hospitalization, surgery, and multiple doctors’ visits over the course of months to years. Our car accident attorneys serving the State of Mississippi will protect your rights concerning these medical expenses. We will fight on your behalf, so you are compensated for all injuries, damages and expenses.
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