If you’re sitting at a stop light waiting to turn into a parking lot at North Carolina State University and someone hits you from behind, you need to call the law office of K. Gregory Gunter for representation right away. Our Raleigh car accident attorney can tell you exactly what to do from the moment of impact.
First and foremost is to be sure to stay at the scene of the car accident, never drive away. If you drive off you could be charged as a hit and run driver, whether the vehicle accident was your fault or not. There are serious consequences you could face if you don’t stay and follow the proper procedures.
As soon as you get out of the car, be sure you find out if everyone in all the vehicles involved is ok. If someone has an injury that needs immediate attention, be sure to call 911 and get emergency personnel in route right away. If anyone is lying on the street and possibly has extensive injuries, be sure you do not move them. Anyone with neck or back injuries should be made comfortable but not moved until paramedics get there and assess the situation.
Of course, the next step is to call the police to report the auto accident. You can be sure our Raleigh car accident attorney will want a police report, as well as information from any witnesses who are kind enough to stick around for you. When talking to witnesses, be sure to get their contact information in case anyone involved in the legal aspect of your accident needs to speak with them.
Exchanging information with the other driver is also very important. Name, address, phone and insurance company information is the most important things you want to be sure to get. At the same time, if you have a cell phone with you, it’s a good idea to take photos of the vehicles involved as well as photos of the license plate numbers of all the vehicles.
Bottom line, the more information you get immediately after a car crash, the more helpful it will be for our Raleigh car accident attorney, K. Gregory Gunter, who will represent your case. You can reach Mr. Gunter at his office on Windy Hill Drive in Raleigh at 919-670-1070. You can put his phone number in your cell phone right now and be ready in the event you ever need his services.