Should I Talk to the Police?

Should I Talk to the Police?

If you have been in an accident and the police are at the scene, you should talk to the police. The police officer will be taking statements about the accident and using that information to create a police report about the collision. This police report can serve as vital evidence for your personal injury claim.

What Should I Tell the Police?

When you speak with the law enforcement officer, clearly explain what you can remember about the accident. Inevitably, your memory will fade over time and you may even forget specific details over the next few days. Be sure to provide as much detail as possible so that the police report includes your side of the story and the events as you remember them at the time.

Ask For Medical Treatment

When law enforcement arrive, if you are feeling any type of pain after the accident, ask for an ambulance. After an accident, adrenaline will be running high. A seemingly minor pain may indicate a more serious injury that is masked by the adrenaline in your system.

Explain any pain or injury you may feel, no matter how minor it may seem to you at the time. The sooner you receive medical treatment, the greater chance you have at recovery.

Experienced Attorney Serving the Atlanta Area

After an accident, you will have questions. At the Buckhead law offices of Bernard Hoppenfeld, we can provide you with the answers. With more than 25 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident claims in the Atlanta area, Bernard Hoppenfeld can also help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries after an accident.

Talk to Bernard Hoppenfeld, Attorney at Law

If you have been injured in an accident, you can turn to Bernard Hoppenfeld, Attorney at Law, for legal action that gets the best possible results. We offer free initial consultations. To schedule one, contact us online or by calling us at 404-261-7400.