4Call 911 and get a police report
Even for a minor accident in East Nashville, a police report is paramount. It is the official legal record of the accident and has two effects:
- Provide the insurance companies the info they need to decide how your claim should be processed.
- Protect you from being held liable from any claim falling outside of the report.
5Collect information from the other drivers
This means contact info and insurance details of every motorist involved. If a truck was part of the accident, get the truck company and the truck brokers details.
Impartial witnesses of your accident may be the key to win your case. Look for them, take their contact info, and once again, record their testimonial with your phone.
7Report the accident to the Department of Safety within 20 days
Tennessee law requires that you report your accident if:
- A person was injured or killed.
- Material damage exceeds $400: that is the case more often than not, even for minor damages.
If you don’t report your accident within 20 days, your license and registration may be suspended.
8Contact your insurance provider
Your insurance company will need info to start processing your claim so contact them as soon as possible. If your injuries are too severe or you are too upset to do so, you may ask an officer to provide the necessary details.
9Do not post on social media
Nothing you post online can help your case but everything can harm it. The casual nature of social media leads to communication that may be used against you.
If you’ve already posted information about you accident and injuries on social media, do not delete them. This could be seen as destroying evidence, even if not intentional.
10Call the best East Nashville personal injury attorney at Keith Williams Law Group at 615 313 3999
In Tennessee, you need to prove the other driver was neglectful to obtain compensation. This is no easy feat.
We, Keith Williams Law Group, have all the resources and contacts to conduct a thorough investigation (collection of evidence, obtention of witness statements, accident reconstructions, etc.) We will make your case successful.