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What to Do After a Car Crash in North Carolina


If you are a victim in a car crash, it is easy to become stressed and overwhelmed afterwards. Collisions can be traumatic events—especially if they result in serious injuries or fatalities. If you can remember the steps to take following an accident, you may be in a better position when it comes time to file claims against any of the negligent drivers involved.

Should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

If you are suffering from serious injuries after a car crash, you could benefit from contacting an experienced personal-injury lawyer. Our personal injury attorneys can assess your case and determine if you have a valid claim against a negligent driver. You may be able to recover money you have already spent on medical treatment or funds you have lost due to an inability to work

At Tien Law Firm, PC, we have a personal injury team of experienced lawyers ready to guide you through the process. Call us today at (888) 920-8180 to schedule an appointment.

Stay Close to the Scene

If there are any serious injuries, you must contact emergency services. You should also contact local police for assistance and to prepare the crash report. You should be open and helpful to the officer and any other people involved in the crash, but it is important that you do not admit to being at fault. Your insurance company may deny your claim if you apologize to other motorists for causing the crash.

Collect Contact Details

Be sure to collect names, telephone numbers, insurance information, and car registration details. If anyone witnessed the crash, ask him or her to give you contact information, as well, as it may be useful should another driver contest your claims. Compile all the information into a document, and give it to your lawyer to help with your claim.

Reporting the Crash

According to North Carolina law, you need to report the accident if there are injuries or fatalities or if the property damage exceeds a minimal amount. You or your personal injury attorney can collect the accident report form from a local law enforcement office usually soon after the crash.

At Tien Law Firm, PC we are ready to help you with your personal-injury claim. If you are struggling to cope with injuries after a crash that was not your fault, give us a call at (888) 920-8180 today.