What Should I Do After An Accident?

At McCune Zenner Happell, PLLC, we have handled cases for many injured clients who did not know what to do immediately after their accidents. In many cases, they made critical mistakes that jeopardized their opportunity to obtain the full measure of compensation available. Hopefully you have found this page right after an accident, and you will get the information you need so you can avoid this type of mistake.

At MZH, we handle all types of motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury claims. We represent clients in Brentwood and throughout Williamson County, as well as Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Injury attorneys from our firm have decades of knowledge and experience to help you if you have been injured in an accident.

After A Car Accident

  • Do not admit guilt: In an effort to be friendly, many people say "I'm sorry, that was my fault" or things of that nature. But this could be deemed an admission of liability, so do not say anything like this at the scene of the accident.
  • Get medical attention: If you are seriously hurt, seeing a doctor is the most urgent matter. Even if you don't think you're hurt, see a doctor within a day or two if possible.
  • Get information: If you are not too injured right after an auto accident, get contact information from the other driver or drivers, and exchange insurance information, witnesses and even the police on the scene. If possible, get pictures of the accident scene, as well. This information will make the process of building your case much simpler.
  • Call us: Get our team of attorneys on the case as soon as possible.

You only do two things after an auto accident: Get medical help and call us. Our lawyers will work with you to protect your interests and help you through every step of your case. We will handle every aspect of your legal matter so you can just focus on getting better.

Do Not Talk To The Insurance Company Agents

One common mistake people make is to talk over the accident with the insurance company people. They will come across as your friend and will act like they are trying to help you. In most cases, however, they are trying to find ways to minimize or deny your claim.

Do not talk to the insurance company agents, do not accept their settlement offers and do not make any recorded statement to anyone.

Contact MZH For A Free Consultation

We will help you through every step of the process and explain your options at every step. And since we take our injury claims on contingency, we will not charge you anything until we are successful in your case.

Call us at 615-953-8337 (615-425-FIRM) or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.