What to do if You've Been Injured

An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Who Knows What to Do

Our Buckhead law firm has been helping the victims of personal injury for years. Many of the people we help are seriously injured and they don't know where to turn. They can turn to us — and the services of personal injury attorney Bernard Hoppenfeld — to get the answers they need about how to navigate the legal process.

At the Scene of the Accident

When you've experienced a personal injury in an accident, you should make sure that paramedics and ambulances are called to the scene if they are needed. For most accidents — like car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents — police should be called to the scene as well. Exchange insurance information with the other people involved. Take down the names and contact information of any witnesses. And call your own insurance company as soon as possible to let them know what has happened.

See a Doctor as Soon as Possible

If you've been injured in an accident, getting medical attention should be your first priority. Getting treatment from a well-qualified healthcare provider early can sometimes limit the damage done. And it can start you on a path to recovery right away.

If you don't know a reliable doctor, you can call our law office at 404-261-7400 and we'll refer you to one who is convenient for you.

Sometimes injuries that start out seemingly small can turn into serious injuries. For example, a headache and tiredness can be early signs of a brain injury. Numbness or tingling can mean nerve injury.

When you see the doctor, it is important not to make light of your symptoms. Tell the doctor that you were in an accident. Make sure to clearly explain your symptoms and make sure that the doctor writes them down in your medical records. If necessary, bring a friend or family member who can help you through the examination.

Talk With a Lawyer About the Legal Process

After you've received medical care, talk to a lawyer about your personal injury. It's best to talk with a lawyer before you talk with the other person's insurance carrier. Sometimes, insurance companies try to use your words against you. An experienced personal injury attorney can make sure this doesn’t happen. We are dedicated to protecting your interests throughout the legal process.

When you need to talk to a lawyer, you can turn to Bernard Hoppenfeld, Attorney at Law, for help with your personal injury. Our Buckhead law office offers free initial consultations about the legal process. To schedule one, contact us online or by calling our offices at 404-261-7400.