Your Auto Accident Attorney
Even when you do your best to drive defensively, an auto accident can occur. Another driver who is distracted, speeding or daydreaming may be at fault.
What can you do if an auto accident happens to you?
Make a stressful situation more tolerable by immediately contacting the expert attorneys at The Cochran Firm, located at nationwide offices to conveniently serve you. You don’t have to suffer through vehicle damage, injury and emotional trauma alone.
Being Prepared for an Auto Accident
Being prepared in the event of an auto accident can protect you and your passengers. In the trunk of your car, carry an “emergency kit” that contains:
- A pen
- Medical information for each family member
- An emergency contact name and phone number
- Emergency flares, warning triangles or safety cones
Because an auto accident is traumatic, you may feel the urge to obtain every detail about the accident. However, your safety and health, and that of others, is your most important concern. Allow the police officers and insurance companies to investigate the facts of your auto accident. Your attorney will work with the necessary agencies to ensure your rights are protected.
After an Auto Accident
- Try to stay calm. This may be difficult, but losing your temper does not help.
- Check for injuries, and call an ambulance if anyone is injured.
- Call the police. and do not leave the scene before the police arrive.
- Move your vehicle away from traffic. Turn on your hazard lights, and use cones, flares or triangles if necessary.
- Immediately note accident details: time of day, vehicle damage, other drivers’ names and insurance information, witnesses’ names and phone numbers. Take pictures of the accident scene if you have a camera.
- Contact the Cochran Firm to speak to an attorney qualified in handling auto accidents.
- Contact your insurance agent.
Working with Your Auto Accident Lawyer
Your attorney will advise you not to sign any documents or discuss the auto accident with anyone. It is your attorney’s job to handle all communications with authorities. If an insurance company representative contacts you to discuss the case, politely refer the person to your attorney. When the best time arrives to make a claim for auto injuries, your attorney will advise you about the next step.