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Auto Accidents

Successful Results Achieved in
Over 15,000 Auto Accident Cases

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Motorcycle Accidents

Largest Motorcycle Accident Injury Verdicts
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Truck Accidents

Even Professional Drivers Can Cause an Accident

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Serious Injury

Over $200 Million Recovered in
Settlements and Verdicts for Victims

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Can Focus on Your Recovery

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Death Cases

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After the Tragic Loss of a Loved One

I Was Just In An Auto Accident, What Should I Do?

You were just in an auto accident and now you need to know what to do. Unfortunately, many individuals that are involved in an auto accident do not know what to do. Here are some suggestions from the experienced auto accident attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers:

STAY CALM

  • Check for obvious injuries and call for emergency medical help, if warranted 911

CALL 911

  • Notify law enforcement 911. A police report is a “must-have” document

DEMAND

  • A POLICE REPORT as it may be the only proof the accident is not your fault

LIMIT DISCUSSION

  • Do not make any statements
  • Only speak to the police or medical personnel
  • Do not allow the other driver to talk you into settling things on your own

GET THE FACTS

  • Take pictures and/or video of everything using a camera or your Smartphone. (vehicles involved, the surrounding areas and any obvious injuries you sustained)
  • Gather all pertinent information from the other driver using a camera or your Smartphone take photos of the documents (Driver’s License, insurance policy, license plate, etc)
  • Locate any witness before they leave the scene & get their contact info
  • Get a recorded statement of witnesses using a voice recording app on your Smartphone

INJURIES

  • If you are injured go to the ER immediately
  • Do not speculate about your physical condition (in some cases it may take 24-48 hours to feel any pain due to the adrenaline from being in an auto accident)

DO NOT!

  • Do not, under any circumstances, speak to the other driver’s insurance company
  • Don’t talk to anyone about the accident; especially on social media (Do not post accident photos or comments about the accident)

CALL US FIRST

Contact JAMES MCKIERNAN LAWYERS for a FREE CONSULTATION (805) 541-5411 or (800) 200 HURT (4878)

  • We will recover a pain & suffering settlement for you
  • We will arrange medical treatment on a lien
  • We will contact the insurance companies
  • We will obtain the police report
  • We will recover your lost wages
  • We will arrange for a rental car

 

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