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First Steps After a Car Accident

Representing Injury Victims in Alabama

When you are in a car accident, your first step should be to call 911 and seek medical attention. Even if you do not think you are injured, medical care will help you prove an injury occurred if one presents itself at a later date. When you are able, collect information from the other driver such as name, address, driver's license number and insurance information.

These are the immediate steps you should take; however, you should also consider consulting an attorney. At Burge & Burge, PC, we have more than 50 years of combined experience helping injured people. We represent car accident victims and their families. For a free consultation, please call or contact us online.

The Importance of Working With an Attorney

At the scene of the accident, try to listen to what the other driver says. If it is safe to do so, take pictures of the cars and the accident scene. You should answer questions from the police, but do not give a detailed statement to the other driver or to the other driver's insurance company.

Auto insurance companies have well trained adjusters and lawyers who immediately begin to protect the company's interests. Do not give them a statement or sign any documents until you talk with a personal injury attorney. Your attorney is the only person who will look out for you after an auto crash. The insurance companies will work to protect their own interests. In most cases, the insurance company will offer you less money than you need for medical bills and other expenses. Burge & Burge will fight for the compensation you are entitled to.

Once you settle your claim, you cannot recover additional damages; that is why it is important to speak with a lawyer first. Please call our office at to schedule an appointment with our Birmingham motor vehicle accident attorneys. Your consultation is free.

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Burge & Burge, PC, is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves clients from cities such as Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Decatur, Tuscaloosa, Dothan, Gadsden and Anniston, as well as the counties of Jefferson, Montgomery, Madison, Shelby, Baldwin, Walker, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Talladega, Etowah, Calhoun, Winston, Houston, Greene, Blount, Cullman, Morgan and Limestone, AL.
 

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